Community Art and Orchestral Morning - Perrott Hill

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Community Art and Orchestral Morning

This year’s Community Art and Orchestral Morning on Saturday was an absolute triumph, with an 80-strong orchestra made up of local musicians of all ages and abilities coming together to play a selection of music by Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Their rendition of Symphony No. 7 was incredible, and the feedback we’ve received from those who took part (including local musicians, pupils, parents, staff and OPHs) has been very special indeed. Hats off to everyone involved and especially to the man behind it all, our very own musical maestro, Mr Shortman. We were also honoured to welcome renowned portrait artist Kelly Frank, who ran the most amazing interactive workshop for local children in Years 4-6 based on the work of Aubrey Williams. The children used their hands, mouths, feet and more to create a range of vibrant and colourful pieces – all while listening and responding to the music of Shostakovich. Huge thanks to Kelly, along with Rob, Aimie and Mrs Palmer, for a fantastic morning of creativity. And if that wasn’t enough, we also displayed an exhibition of artwork by pupils in Years 1-8 in the Grundy Hall, showing how each year group responded to the music of Shostakovich in their art lessons with Mrs Palmer. What a morning! Proud to be Perrott.

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1st March 2023