Children perform free schools concert at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds

Over 200 children rehearsing for the concert in The Apex.
Over 200 children rehearsing for the concert in The Apex.
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About 260 children took part in music workshops at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds earlier today (19) before putting on a free concert for parents.

The primary school children from Barningham, Great Heath in Mildenhall, Honington, Mendlesham, Risby, Woolpit, St Edmundsbury and Norton, have been taken part in a year long Government scheme where they get to learn an instrument for free at school and at home.

Over 200 children rehearsing for the concert in The Apex.

Over 200 children rehearsing for the concert in The Apex.

The Suffolk County Music Service who provide the instruments and run the programme has been working with children and putting on concerts all this week.

Hilary Turner, The Suffolk County Music Service’s senior manager for the Western Area, said: “We had a instrumental and vocal workshop this morning, then we had a massed rehearsal which we opened up to parents for free.

“Next year we will offer the children an affordable programme for them to carry on learning instruments.

“This year we made a point of performing some Benjamin Britten in recognition of the centenary of his birth. It was a little bit out of their comfort zone but we performed a song called Cuckoo.”

Over 200 children rehearsing for the concert in The Apex.

Over 200 children rehearsing for the concert in The Apex.

Meanwhile the concerts will culminate with a fifth and final concerts involving 270 children from Bury schools at The Apex on Friday (21).

Over 200 children rehearsing for the concert in The Apex.

Over 200 children rehearsing for the concert in The Apex.