Britten Sinfonia give workshop and concert at Spring Meadow Infant and Nursery School

PUBLISHED: 09:00 13 March 2018

Britten Sinfonia with music teacher Yasmin Bean, right, and Councillor Lis Every, left, at Spring Meadow School in High Barns.

Britten Sinfonia with music teacher Yasmin Bean, right, and Councillor Lis Every, left, at Spring Meadow School in High Barns.

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Orchestral company Britten Sinfonia visited Spring Meadow Infant and Nursery School in High Barns to give a workshop and concert.

Spring Meadow school children Erin, Klara, Reggie, Daniel and Mercedes explore the Jabberwocky poem with workshop leader, Letty, from Britten Sinfonia.Spring Meadow school children Erin, Klara, Reggie, Daniel and Mercedes explore the Jabberwocky poem with workshop leader, Letty, from Britten Sinfonia.

During the visit, which was part of the Cambridgeshire Music’s Schools’ programme, Britten Sinfonia used a French horn, piano, violin, cello and flute to turn the classic story of ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ by Lewis Carroll into a musical journey.

In the days running up to the performance, the children were introduced to the poem ‘Jabberwocky’. They used a variety of different media to create their own imaginative Jabberwocks.

After watching the performance, each of the four classes in Year 2 took part in workshops where the children were given the opportunity to meet the players, learn more about their musical repertoire and take part in some fun and creative games.

Yasmin Bean, music teacher, said: “This was such an exciting, inspiring day for our Year One and Two pupils.

“We are very grateful to Britten Sinfonia for spending the day with us.

“After the workshops the children said ‘the music was amazing’ and ‘when I grow up I want to be an artist or a musician.”

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