Young musicians gather from all over the Vale for strings concert

Music teacher Zosia Cocker leads a group of young musicians in rehearsals for Violins in the Vale. Photo: 0102A

Music teacher Zosia Cocker leads a group of young musicians in rehearsals for Violins in the Vale. Photo: 0102A

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More than 60 children took part in a concert called Violins in the Vale on Friday.

The young musicians got together for rehearsals and workshops during the day and later gave a concert to parents and friends.

Young violinists, viola players and cellists from schools in Grantham and the Vale of Belvoir got together and played a broad range of music and styles, from Handel to Crocodile Rock. For many children it was their first taste of playing and performing in such a large group.

Music teacher and organiser Zosia Cocker 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 at their own schools. 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 incolved, as well as parents and friends for all their help in making the day a success.”

The children who took part in the concert are from schools in Bottesford, Redmile, Harby, Hose, Long Clawson, and Kinoulton together with KGGS, King’s School amd Toot Hill, Bingham.