The sounds of music . . .

PUBLISHED: 14:41 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 15:42 11 May 2010

The Meridian School Wind Band performing at the Youth Makes Music concert

The Meridian School Wind Band performing at the Youth Makes Music concert

YOUTH Makes Music has become the jewel in the crown of events organised by the Rotary Club of Royston. And it was no different this year as 188 youngsters from Royston schools took to the stage. Organiser Ken Charles said at the end of the concert the p

YOUTH Makes Music has become the "jewel in the crown" of events organised by the Rotary Club of Royston.

And it was no different this year as 188 youngsters from Royston schools took to the stage.

Organiser Ken Charles said at the end of the concert the packed audience left saying words such as "outstanding", "amazing" and "stunning".

Mr Charles said: "Rotary has again enriched the lives of these young people with a unique opportunity to perform in an excellent hall of music."

The evening at the University of Cambridge concert hall opened with talented instrumentalist from Greneway School under the direction of Stewart Debenham giving a thrilling rendition of the James Bond themes and Can You Feel the Love.

The Royston Youth Choir under the inspired direction of Pam Lambert performed The Shenandoah Blues, An Eriskay Love Lilt and The Gosling.

Roysia School opened its section of the evening with Anthony Pigg leading a guitar ensemble in such pieces as the New World Theme, while Joyce Goodall then directed the unique hand-chimers through John Brown's Body and The Ash Grove. Instrumentalists from the school under the direction of Chris Haines performed Portsmouth and One Misty Morning.

Greneway returned to the stage with a comical recorder adaptation of When I'm Sixty-Four while the chamber choir under new conductor Shaunaid Amette performed Happy Ending and Lollipop.

The Meridian School provide a selection from Mama Mia, the City of Angels and Bare Nesessities while the wind band under Mike Sexton gave an oustanding performance of the demanding Harry Potter Suite.

The concert came to an end with 200 youngsters and their music teachers giving a powerful performance of Believe.

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