Portsmouth Music Hub's young musicians brought the curtain down on another year of exceptional music-making during a special Ensembles concert which took place at Castle Primary School last night (16 July).
For the many young performers, at different ages and musical abilities, it was an opportunity to come together and showcase their developing skills and their passion for music. There was an exciting mix of music, ranging from Amy Winehouse to the Beatles to Schubert, and the packed auditorium of friends, families and members of the public had a night to remember with performances from the Music Hub's rock bands, orchestra and concert band.
The final song of the night was performed by the entire cast of children and young people. One World has become the anthem for a unique environmental campaign which has been running since September 2018. The One World campaign has harnessed the power of music and the arts to inspire thousands of children from across the city to take action to save and protect the environment. This final performance, with the sound of enthusiastic young voices raising the roof, was a fitting way to an end a sensational year of music education and creative opportunities for children and young people in Portsmouth.
Sue Beckett, CEO of Portsmouth Music Hub said after the concert: "The dedication and the pride of the young musicians performing tonight is a reminder to us all that creativity and culture makes a huge impact on children and young people. Music plays a part in all our lives, it breaks down barriers and brings people together, it fires up the imagination and helps us learn, grow and develop the skills and confidence to step out into the world and make a positive contribution. Tonight has been a celebration of all that is best in a new generation of musicians."
Portsmouth Music Hub offers a range of exciting ensembles throughout the academic year. With professional tuition in an engaging, friendly environment the ensembles offer children and young people the chance to meet, play and perform. To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org