Giddy the Goat

Giddy the Goat and hundreds of primary-aged children from across Portsmouth took part in Music in the Round's thrilling interactive concert following the trials and tribulations of a young mountain goat who is scared of heights.

Based on the children's book by Jamie Rix and Lynne Chapman, and with music composed by Paul Rissmann, the concert tells the tale of facing fears and making friends.

Featuring lots of audience participation and image projections from the story, this concert engages young audiences aged 3 to 7 years in top-quality music-making alongside professional classical musicians. The goal is to embed music in children’s everyday learning.

Sue Beckett, CEO of Portsmouth Music Hub, said: "Music in the Round is an incredibly popular event with children, and it's a fantastic example of partnerships working together to create a thrilling and inspiring creative experience. The Music Hub is responding to the cultural challenge, working with partners to develop a broad range of creative opportunities that are accessible to every child and young person in our city.

The special concert performed by Ensemble 360 took place on Monday (28 January) at Portsmouth's Guildhall.