BBC National Orchestra of Wales performed to over 1000 primary school children in Deeside today
Over a thousand primary school children from across North Wales got a chance to see the BBC National Orchestra of Wales performing a Ten Pieces concert at Deeside Leisure Centre today.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales performed ten contrasting pieces of classical music, as part of the BBC Ten Pieces project – a UK wide initiative to introduce school children to classical music.
Led by conductor Grant Llewellyn, the participating schools sang a special arrangement of Zadok the Priest, accompanied by the full symphony orchestra.
“I loved every single minute of it” said Theo Ligma from Ysgol Melyd, near Prestatyn. Jacob Riddle from the same school said “It’s definitely inspired me to go and write my own piece of music”.
RT @venedwardmorgan: We are so excited! Year 5&6 about to watch the BBC Orchestra #tenpieces pic.twitter.com/xJmO1rEla7
— Cerdd Flintshire (@cerddflintshire) July 9, 2015
Watch a full orchestral performance of Handel’s Zadok The Priest, the piece that featured in the Ten Pieces film: Orchestra clips
The BBC Ten Pieces project began last October with a film featuring BBC NOW.
It was screened to thousands of school children across the UK and concerts and workshops have since taken place to explore the children’s creative responses to music by composers including Beethoven, Britten, Mozart and Mussorgsky, with the help of the BBC ensembles.
These creative responses will be brought together at the Royal Albert Hall in two Ten Pieces Proms (18 & 19 July), conducted by BBC NOW’s Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård and performed by the Orchestra, alongside extracts from the Ten Pieces.
The Ten Pieces concert will also be performed to schools from across mid-Wales in Hafren, Newtown tomorrow.
This autumn BBC NOW will even be travelling as far afield as Patagonia and introducing schools in the Chubut province to these Ten Pieces as part of a three week tour to South America.
Huge thanks @BBCNOW #TenPieces two fantastically musical performances full of skill and passion #inspirational pic.twitter.com/H85MsBofLc — Cerdd Flintshire (@cerddflintshire) July 9, 2015
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