This week the music department was visited by the Welsh National Opera. Students had a 45 minute workshop introducing them to a world of opera! We were then invited to the Theatre Royal to watch one of their Schools Concerts.

These are aimed at Key Stages 2-4, providing the opportunity for young people to experience a live professional orchestral concert. With concerts designed in line with National Curriculum it was the perfect way to introduce young people to opera and classical music.

The Radio 3 presenter, Tom Redmond together with the full WNO Orchestra and singers guided us through a selection of popular favourites from the world of opera, film and TV.

For many, this concert was the first time students had visited a theatre to hear a live orchestra, giving them an intense and inspiring new musical experience.

At the heart of the event was a unique opportunity for us to sing ‘Evening Prayer’ from Hansel and Gretel, a famous piece of operatic repertoire accompanied by WNO Orchestra, which 90 students had learnt this week in their music lessons.

It was such a fun and informal concert; the ideal way to learn about classical music, sing with the orchestra and to see what goes into creating an opera.

For more information on the music clubs in phase one and two please email rbabichev@schoolofcreativearts.co.uk
For more information on music clubs in phase 3 and 4 and instrumental lessons during and after school (whole school) please email acooper@schoolofcreativearts.co.uk.