ESSEX SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Essex Symphony Orchestra Reg. Charity No. 1000732
Site last updated on 11 Sep 2018
On Monday 25th June, sponsored by M&G, we performed an afternoon of film music to 300 seven and eight year olds at Christchurch, Chelmsford. The children came from four Springfield Primary Schools: The Bishops C of E and RC Primary School; the Cathedral C of E Voluntary Aided Primary School; Springfield Primary; Tyrrells Primary; and a party of visiting children from Chernobyl.
Children’s Concert 2018
The music included 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', 'Star Wars', 'E.T.', 'Pirates of the Caribbean', 'Schindler's List' and excerpts from Bernstein's 'West Side Story'. The children brought with them small percussion instruments and, led by the members of the percussion section, joined in with the orchestra to produce some exciting rhythms during West Side Story.
A member of staff dressed as Darth Vader, complete with light sabre, during the Star Wars performance, adding excitement to an already excitable audience! The children squealed with delight as they recognised each piece and listened avidly to the exciting orchestral sounds. We hope their enthusiasm leads them to one day playing an orchestral instrument themselves and, to that end, each child was provided with information about hiring instruments and taking up lessons.