This week West Leigh Junior School children performed to full house at the popular 'Southend Makes Music' concert series at the Palace Theatre. These sell-out concerts are an annual event designed to "celebrate the diversity and talent of young musicians from Southend schools and ensembles ranging from 6 to 18 years old". On Monday evening, our Boys' Choir sang 'Ride of the Witch', 'Silver Moon' and 'Hine ma Tov'. They were joined by an Advanced Recorder Ensemble featuring current and former pupils, arranged by Mrs Forkin. Our Girls' Choir and Recorder Quartet performed on the Tuesday evening. Following a musical theatre theme, the girls presented 'Electricity' from 'Billy Elliot' and 'Happy Talk' from 'South Pacific'.
This event provides a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to perform in a professional theatre as well as hear music from other schools and ensembles. We have been fortunate to receive very positive feedback from the parents and supporters who were able to attend. It was very pleasing to hear how excited the children were and how much they enjoyed the overall experience. Our young musicians represented the school with confidence after weeks of rehearsal and preparation. Thank you to the staff who accompanied the children and enabled us to attend this large scale public event. Our special thanks to Mrs Forkin and Mrs Walker for their support.