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Chigwell school welcomes young musicians from across Redbridge and beyond for festival

PUBLISHED: 12:20 23 October 2012 | UPDATED: 12:26 23 October 2012

Marc Cecil of Rhythm Connections (centre) with the group of children who enjoyed his Latin American percussion workshop

Marc Cecil of Rhythm Connections (centre) with the group of children who enjoyed his Latin American percussion workshop

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Children from schools across Redbridge and beyond gathered for a music festival in Chigwell earlier this month.

Chigwell School, in High Road, welcomed 150 seven to 11-year-olds from 20 preparatory and primary schools for a day of music making.

The children were taught how to play exotic instruments from South America, performed in a large orchestra and were coached on the guitar and other instruments.

A chamber choir was formed and they performed a variety of songs.

After the day of rehearsals, the children performed to a 500-strong audience at an evening concert.


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