Young musicians to put on massed performance for Violins in the Vale performance

Children rehearse for a previous Violins in the Vale performance.
Children rehearse for a previous Violins in the Vale performance.
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Pupils of Harby-based violin and cello teacher Zosia Cocker will take part in an exciting summer strings project on July 10.

Almost 60 children aged from seven to 18 from schools in Bottesford, Redmile, Harby, Hose, Long Clawson, St Francis’ Melton Mowbray, Belvoir High School, John Ferneley College, Nottingham High School, KGGS, The King’s School Grantham and Toot Hill will meet for an afternoon of music rehearsals and workshops at the Violins in the Vale event. They will end the day with a massed performance for parents and friends in Hose village hall.

Young violinists, viola players and cellists will be playing alongside pupils from other local schools who have all been preparing the same pieces in the run-up to the event. This year many different styles of dance music will be featured from around the world and also from old to new. There will be English and Scottish folk dances to Crocodile Rock and a lot more besides. For many children it will be their first taste of playing and performing in a larger group.

Zosia said: “I have organised this event to introduce my pupils to the fun and rewards of making music together in a larger group than would be possible just at their own school. The children have all worked extremely hard this term to prepare their pieces at home and in their lessons and this will be the time when they see and hear for themselves the results of all their efforts! I would like to thank all the schools involved, as well as parents and friends for all their help in making the day a success.”