Lord Mayor takes to the Stage

The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth was the star act at a children's concert held at Portsmouth's Guildhall on Tuesday 22 November.

To the delight of a packed audience the Lord Mayor, Councillor David Fuller, gave a rousing rendition of the children's favourite The Grand Old Duke of York, and uniquely he played it on the kazoo! It was the final surprise performance at an evening of entertainment performed by more than 20 children who are learning to sing and play instruments with Portsmouth Music Hub.

The end of term concert gave the children the chance to showcase their musical abilities and for the proud parents in the audience it was a moment to celebrate the children's progress. Children and young people, aged from 5 to 17, performed a variety of musical numbers on a range of instruments including Abba's Mamma Mia, Beethoven's Ode to Joy and Andrew Lloyd Webber's world famous ballad Music of the Night.

Sue Beckett, CEO of Portsmouth Music Hub said: "It was a wonderful evening with so many fantastic performances from our young musicians. It's almost impossible not to be impressed by young people who show such commitment and passion for music. With the continuing support of the parents and teachers we hope the children's skills will go from strength to strength."