Students and Staff from Chetham’s school of Music came to the Parr Hall in Warrington to give strings pupils in Halton and Warrington the opportunity to develop their performing skills. Nearly 200 pupils from across the region came together to attend Accent’s Strings Play Day, which was aimed at giving newer players an opportunity to play in an ensemble and more advanced players some guidance to develop their technique.
Staff from Chetham’s worked with different groups of pupils on various pieces. The advanced players performed what they had learned in the day, and then all the players came together for a massed performance of two pieces- Can Can and Sailing Home. Pupils were also treated to two performances from Chetham’s Student ensemble, Violetta Strings.
Janice Pounds, said: “Accent is delighted to be working in partnership with Chetham’s, and to be able to offer this opportunity to young musicians. These events inspire and enthuse pupils to continue learning, and to see just how much they are able to achieve with a little work. What a wonderful opportunity our pupils have had to watch and perform with some of the best young Strings players in the region!”