Redbridge Schools’ Recorder Festival hailed a success
- Credit: Archant
About 75 pupils playing the recorder gave a concert in a church as part of Redbridge Schools’ Recorder Festival.
The annual festival, organised by Redbridge Music Service, gives primary school pupils the opportunity to perform in front of a large audience.
Children aged between nine and 16 and of all abilities, from beginners to advanced, played at St Mary’s Church, High Road, Ilford, on Wednesday.
Deveena Kalaria, 16, who is a more advanced recorder player, performed two solos showcasing a sonata from Handle’s second movement and The Entertainer by Scott Joplin.
Farnham Green Primary School, Seven Kings, Mayespark Primary School, Goodmayes, Chadwell Primary School, Chadwell Heath, Uphall Primary School, Ilford, and William Torbitt Primary School, Newbury Park, took part in the concert.
You may also want to watch:
Maggie Goble, advisory teacher for music based at Redbridge Music Service, who organised the event, hailed the concert a success.
“Students played very confidently,” she said.
- 1 Ex-police officer among group jailed for £850k intercept from rival gangs
- 2 Ilford Town only place in London with average house price below £250,000
- 3 More than a thousand attend Eid in the Field in Woodford Green
- 4 Teen 'robbed at knifepoint' in Chadwell Heath
- 5 Ilford care home turned into studio flats for rough sleepers
- 6 Barking man appears in court charged with mother-of-two's murder
- 7 Man's suicide method thoughts were not in clinical notes, inquest hears
- 8 Chadwell Heath death: Barking man charged with murder of Maria Rawlings
- 9 Footage issued of man sought in Maria Rawlings murder investigation
- 10 Murder probe launched after mother-of-two’s body found in Chadwell Heath
“This give the children, who play the recorder at school the opportunity to perform at a special event and in front of a large audience. It also gives them the chance to see how beautiful the recorder can sound when it is played at high level.”