On Friday 26th May Gallions Primary School was honoured to have the founder of Colourstrings Géza Szilvay in the audience for our half term concert. Mr Szilvay recently became a patron of the Gallions Music Trust and this was his first visit to Gallions. He was joined by representatives from the Szilvay Foundation and Colourstrings UK. Before the concert we had a tour of the school, including our fabulous purpose built Music Centre.
The concert featured a number of ensembles with over 70 children from Years 3-6 performing. Despite being in a very warm hall the children gave a fantastic performance, impressing the audience not only with their musical offerings but also with their sheer professionalism. Two Year 5 viola players started the concert with a duet they have been practicing together during the term. After giving concerts with Michael Bochmann just a week ago the Senior Orchestra took to the stage again with Beethoven’s Ode to Joy and Vivaldi’s Spring. We heard the joint force of the Junior and Senior Choirs performing ‘Trouble Fly’ and a traditional African song. The Junior Orchestra wowed us with their Moravian and Czech dances. There were also brilliant performances from some of our Year 3 and 4 cello and violin groups and a Double Bass solo from one Year 4 pupil.
We were also delighted to have our local MP Stephen Timms in the audience. Mr Timms is a fantastic supporter of our school and attends all of our concerts. We are especially grateful that he took time out from election campaigning to be with us for our concert.
Thank you to everyone who braved the heat of the hall to support our brilliant pupils!