Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Leeds Schools Music Association's Christmas Festival Concert
I finished the day yesterday at the Town Hall for the Leeds Schools Music Association's Christmas Festival Concert 2012.
It was a wonderful celebration of our young people with over 500 young performers and some older ones producing some great singing and playing. The Festival Choir of around 500 children was drawn from 49 Leeds primary schools and they were simply magic! The City of Leeds Youth Orchestra numbering over eighty talented young music were brilliant. The Leeds Youth Choir and the Leeds Schools' Choir sang beautifully and the percussion group were amazing. The Staff Choir, which contains some old friends, also sang really well. The conductor and compere for the evening was Dougie Scarfe and for the packed house, and colleagues from Barnardo's, the concert marked the beginning of Christmas.