What an amazing weekend we have just had with Nicola Benedetti and 130 string players from 54 schools. Challenged and inspired in equal measure by Nicola, conductor Glyn Oxley, and 7 instrumental teachers, the young musicians worked their socks off to produce a tremendous performance in front of an audience of 600 in the beautiful Princess Hall at Cheltenham Ladies’ College.
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This was a very ambitious project in so many ways, and we are thrilled that it was a success. The following typifies feedback we have already received from parents:
“Thank you to the whole team for a wonderful opportunity for our youngsters. I had wondered how my 9 year old would cope with a 7 hour day, but needn’t have worried. She loved rehearsing, playing with older/ more experienced players and of course meeting and being inspired by Nicola Benedetti. The end result was a real joy to listen to. It must have been an extraordinary feat of organisation on your team’s part, so huge congratulations for pulling it off and a very BIG thank you.
More next year please….”
I would just like to say thank you so much for organising The Benedetti Sessions. I am very keen for my children to play an instrument, however, much as I would love my children to be able to attend music camps and workshops in addition to their lessons, we simply cannot afford for them all to do this. It was fantastic for them to have the opportunity to participate in such an amazing event. I hope that there will be more opportunities like this in the future which are accessible to all, regardless of our income.
This illustration entitled ‘We heard G.Holst St Paul’s Suite,’ was drawn by 7-year-old Eleanor Wood at Sunday’s concert.
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