Concert for a thousand in Deeside hits the right note


Robert Doman

NEW musical talents performed for more than 1,000 schoolchildren at a concert at Deeside Leisure Centre.

Pupils from every primary school in the county gathered to enjoy a musical morning as part of a Flintshire Council Music Service initiative.

The project is designed to inspire pupils to sing or pick up an instrument and organisers hailed the event as a “tremendous success”.

Jean Stanley-Jones, head of Flintshire Music Service, said: “It is the first time we have done this and the pupils were extremely enthusiastic.

“It has been very enjoyable and everybody had a lot of fun.

“Well over 1,000 pupils from years five and six attended the Live Music Showcase Concert and it has been a tremendous success.”

Flintshire Music Service staff and school musicians who perform in county orchestras and choirs took to the stage to perform before the pupils. They were also joined by guitar teachers and students as well as choristers as part of the event, before the audience was invited to participate in the final performance of the day with percussion instruments.

Mrs Stanley-Jones added: “We have had packed houses at the leisure centre and the venue has provided a really exciting atmosphere.”

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