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Young performers raise the roof at the Southbank

More than 2500 talented youngsters from across 50 Lambeth primary and secondary schools performed in seven concerts at Southbank Centre as part of the 2010 annual Lambeth Schools Music Festival.

Presented by Lambeth Council’s Music Service, and in partnership with Southbank Centre’s Learning and Participation Department, the four-day musical extravaganza was held from Monday, March 15, to Thursday, March 18.

The festival provided children and young people with the chance to perform instrumental, vocal, and movement concerts in the Southbank Centre’s iconic Royal Festival Hall, Clore Ballroom, and Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Highlights included a 150 voice choir from six secondary schools, a massed choir of 750 year one and two children, plus an 850 strong choir made up of junior school children that were accompanied by a live jazz band.

Councillor Paul McGlone, Lambeth Council Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Service, said: “The commitment and talent demonstrated by the students, as well as the breadth of musical influences that emerge from this, is a testament to the high standard of music teaching in the borough. The pupils and teachers have worked hard to get to this point, and their professionalism and dedication have made this festival truly amazing.”

For further information visit www.lambethmusic.co.uk alternatively contact Lambeth Music Service on 020 7091 1240.

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