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Earthsong - End of year celebrations

Percussion instruments, music in orange folders and some toy sheep

Last week (13 June 2022) young musicians from the Bristol primary schools participating in the Earthsong programme came together to celebrate what they had learned over the past three years.

The celebrations began on 9 June with a fun Earthsong Start with Playing workshop at Trinity Academy, taking music out of the classroom, giving children the opportunity to play, sing and explore new instruments together.

On 13 June, 99 children who have been developing their skills in Earthsong Start with Ensemble classes, performed to an audience at St George’s Bristol, some performing publicly for the very first time. After learning to play their instruments initially in small groups, the young people joined together to perform as a symphony orchestra.

 

Young people hold ukuleles. One child points to something off camera

Playing ukuleles – Earthsong Start with Playing workshop at Trinity Academy

Photo by Julian Preece

Young people sit on the floor and raised seating playing percussion and glockenspiels

Playing percussion and glockenspiels – Earthsong Start with Playing workshop at Trinity Academy

Photo by Julian Preece

Three young people play drums

Playing djembe drums – Earthsong Start with Playing workshop at Trinity Academy

Photo by Julian Preece

Brass section – Earthsong Start with Ensemble performance at St George’s Bristol 

Photo by Giulia Spadafora | Soul Media

children performing string instruments on stage behind music stands. A conductor leads them.

String section with conductor Kirsten Cunningham – Earthsong Start with Ensemble performance at St George’s Bristol 

Photo by Giulia Spadafora | Soul Media

Young people play clarinets

Woodwind section – Earthsong Start with Ensemble performance at St George’s Bristol 

Photo by Giulia Spadafora | Soul Media

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