Talented young musicians are set to fill Wolverhampton Art Gallery with their wonderful music in the latest of a current school season of lunchtime concerts.

Musicians from schools across the city have been hosting popular Friday concerts at the Lichfield Street gallery since the start of the academic year.

The free classical concerts in the stunning Georgian gallery are a Wolverhampton Music Education Hub partnership organised by Wolverhampton Music Service, schools and the gallery to give visitors a treat as they enjoy the artworks on show.

Singers from Wolverhampton Girls' High School will host the latest in the current school series of concerts on Friday 17 June  at 1.10pm.

Eight students will present 'Music, for a while, doth all your care beguile' - a concert of vocal pieces featuring a diverse range of songs from Purcell and Elgar to pieces from musicals and films.

The girls, who are in years 9,10 and 12, are all members of the school's Senior Choir as well as the Vocal Ensemble, and in July, many of them are taking intermediate or advanced grade exams in singing.

Their musical interests are varied and range from singing in church choirs and taking part in musical theatre productions, to playing musical instruments in Wolverhampton Youth Orchestra.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "These have proved to be a very popular series of concerts.

"We have a lot of very talented young musicians in the city at our schools and it is wonderful they are able to showcase their music in such a marvellous setting in Wolverhampton Art Gallery."

More concerts are lined up on Friday 24 June and 1 July; again, they are both free and start at 1.10pm in the Georgian Gallery next to the café.

The concert on 24 June features Grace Allen on French horn and Kent Stavenuiter on trumpet. Both students receive specialist scholarship tuition at Wolverhampton Music School and will perform works by Richard Strauss, Gordon Jacob, Leonard Bernstein and Edward Elgar. 

1 July sees the last of the concerts before the summer break and will be given by musicians from The King's C.E School Wolverhampton. Students will play a whole variety of instruments and pieces, which are sure to entertain and bring the current season to a fitting close.

  • released: Thursday 16 June, 2016