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Pupils make music with professional orchestra

North Lincolnshire pupils make music with professional orchestra

24 May 2017

Pupils from nine schools in North Lincolnshire have been learning all about making music in a series of workshops with professional musicians from orchestra, Sinfonia Viva.

Children at St Norbert's Catholic Primary, Wroot Travis Charity Primary, Crowle Primary Academy, Althorpe and Keadby Primary, Belton All Saints CE Primary, Haxey CE Primary, West Butterwick CE Primary, Enderby Road Infants and Winterton CE Infants have taken part in the special lessons at their schools.

The children participated in the Flutter and Fly story and also worked creatively with it's illustrator and author Eleanor Meredith. Swooping birds, jet planes, kites and much more were imaginatively portrayed in story and songs by author, composer and guitarist Jack Ross, accompanied by Ant on the trumpet and Dave on the double bass.

The children sang and danced to the music, composed songs of their own with the musicians, had a go at playing instruments and conducting. They also learnt how to fly a kite.

The pupils from these nine schools will be coming along to a special Flutter and Fly Concert on 19 June to hear and join in with award-winning orchestra Sinfonia Viva in their huge inflatable venue on Church Square.

Sinfonia Viva will land with their unique venue in Scunthorpe on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 June as part of their Cabinet of Curiosities tour.

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for Children, Families and Learning at North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“It is great to see pupils from right across our area engaging with music and learning about how music can be used to tell stories.

“Sinfonia Viva’s visit to North Lincolnshire is the perfect way to bring together the different creative groups that are thriving in our area and to celebrate their successes.”

If you want to experience the soaring sounds of the orchestra too, Sinfonia Viva invites you to their ‘Curiously Classical’ concert at 7.30pm on Monday 19 June. The show will feature a selection of snappy and instantly recognisable classical tunes.

Sinfonia Viva Chief Executive Peter Helps explained:

“The ‘Cabinet of Curiosity’ tour reflects why the Orchestra is such an important part of the regional arts community and is the perfect way for us to mark our 35th anniversary.

“We will be showcasing two different but equally high quality aspects of our work - for both younger audiences and classical music fans.

“We will also be providing our equipment and technical expertise to other arts organisations and community groups across the region to give them the platform to perform and raise their own profiles.”

Tickets for the event cost just £10 for adults, £8 for concessions and £6 for under 26s and are available now from Sinfonia Viva's website.

On their second day in Scunthorpe, Tuesday 20 June, Sinfonia Viva will hand their incredible inflatable venue over to North Lincolnshire Music Hub for a celebration of North Lincolnshire’s home-grown talent including Taiko, rock music, wind band, jazz band and many more.

Visitors on 20 June will also be able to explore the stalls and activities in and around Church Square showcasing what North Lincolnshire has to offer.

The ‘Cabinet of Curiosity’ tour has been made possible by funding locally from SSE plus a £159,525 grant from Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring programme, which makes it easier for cultural organisations and artists to bring great art and culture to people across England.

Flutter and Fly workshop
First Published:24 May 2017