Over 450 children from 20 schools around the region turned out for an afternoon of workshops and rehearsals, before performing a dazzling array of songs from Disney hits to a thrilled audience of over 1000 parents and friends at an event organised and hosted by Wellington School!
All schools came for rehearsals and a sing-off to find thestar soloists for the performance. In the evening, hundreds of parents, grandparent, friends and relatives poured into the packed Sports Hall to hear the most phenomenal concert, complete with a professional band and three conductors!
“All the pupils had learned the songs in their schools with the help of their music teachers, and my colleagues and I have been into all the schools to work with them. When they finally came together on Friday, the sound was electrifiying – such an exciting moment,” commented Ros Shaw, from Wellington School, who masterminded the whole event, (and appeared as Mary Poppins to conduct!).
“Each school had auditioned a boy and girl for the solos so there was a tense and nail-biting, blind “The Voice” style sing-off for each role. The winners performed the roles in the concert that evening.”
“It was tremendously exciting to have such an array of fantastic singers from so many schools coming along – there is some serious talent around and we feel privileged to have been able to showcase some of it last week. My thanks must go to all the primary music teachers who have worked to hard with their children to make this happen” concluded Ros Shaw.
The schools taking part were; Ash Church of England Primary School, Ashill Community Primary School, Awliscombe Church of England Primary School, Bishops Nympton & East Anstey Primary Schools, Blackbrook Primary School, Culmstock Primary School, Dulverton Junior School, Holy Trinity Primary School, Lyngford Park Primary School, Martock Church of England Primary School, North Petherton Community Primary School, Norton Fitzwarren Primary School, Oake, Bradford and Nynehead C of E School, Parkfield Primary School, Plymtree Primary School, St John’s Primary School, Wellesley Park Primary School and Wellington Prep School.