3000 children from Derby & Derbyshire play with the Hallé orchestra

Over 3000 children from primary schools in Derby and Derbyshire get the opportunity to play along with the Hallé orchestra at the Derby Arena
Derbyshire Music Education Hub

Wednesday 20 June 2018

The Derby Arena was filled by the sounds of 3000 primary children today − all getting the amazing opportunity to perform with the Hallé orchestra in two concerts.



The young musicians, from a range of schools across the city and county, have been working hard at preparing their singing and instrumental playing in their Wider Opportunities lessons from the Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership. The culmination was two performances and two songs with the orchestra − including The Best That You Can Be, a specially commissioned song for Derbyshire − as well as being treated to some top-quality performances by the Hallé.

The event was also reported by BBC East Midlands Today…



Participating schools

  • Morning performance: Beaufort Community Primary, Belmont Primary, Brockley Primary, Cottons Farm Primary, Crich Junior, Cromford CE Primary, Firs Estate Primary, Grange Primary, Hardwick Primary, Howitt Primary, Hunloke Park Primary, Kirk Ireton CE VC Primary, Ladywood Primary, Langley Mill Academy, New Bolsover Primary, Overseal Primary, Ripley Junior, Ripley St John's CE VC Primary, Roe Farm Primary, Springfield Primary, St George's C of E Controlled Primary Swadlincote, St John's CE VC Primary Belper, St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy Matlock, Village Primary, Whaley Thorns Community Primary
  • Afternoon performance: Alvaston Junior, Ambergate Primary, Aston-on-Trent Primary, Bishop Lonsdale C of E Primary, Bonsall CE Aided Primary, Brookfield Primary, Brooklands Primary, Deer Park Primary, Derwent Community School, Elton CE Controlled Primary, Lawn Primary, Lea Primary, Norbriggs Primary, Osmaston CE Controlled Primary, Park House Primary, Reigate Park Primary, Sawley Junior, South Wingfield Primary, St Edward's Catholic Academy, St George's Catholic Voluntary Academy Littleover, St Thomas Catholic Primary, Stanley Common CE VC Primary, Stavely Junior, Swanwick Primary, Unstone Junior, Walter Evans C of E Aided Primary.

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Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership is the music service provided by Derbyshire & Derby City councils, aiming to provide quality music-making opportunities to pupils in Derby and Derbyshire.