Royston schools combine to make marvellous music

PUBLISHED: 14:46 24 March 2016 | UPDATED: 14:46 24 March 2016

Royston Rotary Youth Makes Music concert March 2016

Royston Rotary Youth Makes Music concert March 2016

Archant

The organiser of an annual concert which brings together young musicians from across Royston has paid tribute to the performers who contributed to a memorable show.

Royston Rotary Youth Makes Music concert March 2016Royston Rotary Youth Makes Music concert March 2016

Schools Make Music was presented for the 19th year by the Rotary Club of Royston as an opportunity to show what high levels of musical skill the town’s children are capable of, and to give them a unique opportunity to perform in front of a large audience.

Cambridge University’s West Road Concert Hall played host to representatives of 11 schools from Royston and its villages who performed a mixed programme of instrumental and choral music.

The concert featured several numbers in which schools joined forces.

In a first for the popular series, Greneway and Roysia middle schools combined to sing Can You Hear My Voice? and all 11 schools filled the stage to perform six pieces together.

Royston Rotary Youth Makes Music concert March 2016Royston Rotary Youth Makes Music concert March 2016

The show included a premiere of Island, a song written specially for the school’s choir by Craig Maddox of Greneway’s music department.

Event organiser Brian Whittaker said: “Every school had to rehearse the music separately, and they were only able to rehearse together in the afternoon before the concert.

“It’s a real tribute to all the children and their teachers that we had such a polished performance.”

“We’re encouraging some real talent, and some of the young artistes who appeared may well be the professionals of the future.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 12:34

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a crash on the A505 between Melbourn and Royston yesterday, police have now confirmed.

Yesterday, 11:44

Council leader Steve Count is planning a “gesture of unity” by handing back part of his allowance in support of the 1,800 county council staff forced to take unpaid leave this Christmas as part of cost saving measures.

Yesterday, 06:55

Some of Bassingbourn Village College’s young bookworms showed off their literacy skills at the annual Kids’ Lit competition.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

The A505 near Royston has been reopened following an earlier crash.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Royston Crow weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy