Hundreds of pupils from across Wolverhampton are tuning up for a spectacular musical performance in Queen Square on Tuesday (14 June).

Around 500 children from 17 primary schools will be taking part in the free concert, which runs from 11.30am to 12.30pm, performing songs in a wide range of styles and traditions.

They will also debut a new song about Wolverhampton composed especially for the occasion, and start and finish the performance with a verse from the National Anthem in honour of the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations this weekend.

Tuesday's performance marks the culmination of a 6 month project organised and delivered by Wolverhampton Music Service and Wolverhampton Music Education Hub. It saw teachers from schools around Wolverhampton take part in regular workshops at the Music Service where they learned songs which they could subsequently teach in their own schools.

Councillor Claire Darke, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education, said: "Music is an important part of a young person's education, and our Music Service provides quality teaching for children and young people across Wolverhampton.

"This is an excellent opportunity for the pupils to show off their talents, and I am sure they will put on a fantastic show which will make their parents and teachers incredibly proud. I'd encourage as many people as possible to come along on Tuesday to cheer them on."

Sharifan Nasa, Headteacher of Graiseley Primary School, said: "Our children have loved learning the songs together and are really looking forward to getting together with other children from across the city next week. There is so much to be proud of in Wolverhampton, and our children are worthy ambassadors for our city."

Wolverhampton Music Service provides 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 Type=links;Linkid=7291;Title=Wolverhampton Music School;Target=_blank;.

  • ¬†released: Friday 10 June, 2016