R14 & R15 Music Trip to BBC ‘Ten Pieces’
Thirty-three Music GCSE pupils from R14 and R15 were chosen by the BBC to attend the Welsh Premiere screening of their ‘Ten Pieces’ programme of classical music for secondary schools.
There were dramatic extracts from Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, R. Vaughan Williams’ exquisite Lark Ascending with Nicola Benedetti and Haydn’s vital Trumpet Concerto with Alison Balsam; we also heard Bizet’s eternal melodies from Carmen and Bach’s brilliant Toccata and Fugue in D minor played by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra based in Salford, Manchester.
The presentation was very sophisticated and inspiring and the BBC employed popular figures from the world of music, drama and dance to present the ‘Ten Pieces’.
After the film, 5 pupils from St John’s spoke of their reactions to the ‘Ten Pieces’ to be broadcast on Radio 3.
Mrs D. Neville
1 October 2015
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