GALLERY: St Mary’s pupils put on their very own concerto

120-strong school orchestra comes together for one-off performance at St Mary's Junior School, Ely.

120-strong school orchestra comes together for one-off performance at St Mary's Junior School, Ely. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

The talented pupils of St Mary’s Junior School put on a grand concerto on Friday.

120-strong school orchestra comes together for one-off performance at St Mary's Junior School, Ely.

120-strong school orchestra comes together for one-off performance at St Mary's Junior School, Ely. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

All 110 children in Year 3– together with 30 members of staff – have been hard at work learning a stringed instrument this year – with students either trying a double bass, cello, viola or violin.

All pupils have group lessons with their instrument on Mondays and Fridays, before heading to sectional and then orchestral rehearsals.

After months of hard work, the pupils were finally able to show off their talents at a special concert held at the school, in High Barns, last Friday.

Music teacher, Hazel Law said: “It’s very exciting to see all of the children playing together and impressive to see them carrying double basses across the courtyard at seven years of age.”

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