Pupils from across the city came together to raise the roof of University of Wolverhampton at The Halls Wolverhampton at two special concerts this week.

Singing in The Halls, organised by Wolverhampton Music Service, saw around 2,500 children from 55 primary and special schools perform at the iconic venue, accompanied by a 14 piece Music Service live band.

Councillor Jacqui Coogan, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education, said: "This was a fantastic experience for our children to be able to sing in the city’s biggest performance venue, University of Wolverhampton at The Halls Wolverhampton, and for so many schools and performers to be a part of it.

"Children and teachers practised their songs in school, ready to give their best performances on the big stage. Two of the songs, One Love by Bob Marley and With a Little Help from My Friends by The Beatles, were even learned with British Sign Language interpretation, and the children were able to sign as they sung these."

There were 2 concerts at the city's biggest performance space for Singing in The Halls, which replaced the Music Service's annual Singing in the Rain massed singing event in Queen Square. 

Councillor Coogan added: "Music is a really important part of a young person's education, and this was a great chance for our city's children and young people to showcase their abilities."

To see a selection of images from the event, please visit Flickr

Wolverhampton Music Service provides high quality tuition and musical opportunities for youngsters from schools across the city, including the chance to perform with its flagship groups, Wolverhampton Youth Orchestra and Wolverhampton Youth Wind Orchestra. To find out more, please visit Wolverhampton Music Service