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Meath School pupils share the stage with world-class orchestra

Last night (Thursday 13th December), the Meath School Choir shared the stage with members of the London Chamber Orchestra (LCO) at a special concert in aid of I CAN’s Meath School.

The choir opened the event with a carol, accompanied by the London Chamber Orchestra. The candlelit concert in Christ Church, Ottershaw included Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.1, No.3 and No.4 conducted by Christopher Warren-Green.

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Music is proven to be a powerful tool for communication and learning for all children including those with special educational needs. To give all pupils the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of live classical music, members of the LCO visited Meath School and treated each class group to a ‘tour of the orchestra instruments’ session during the afternoon before the concert.

Janet Dunn OBE, Meath School Headteacher said, “We are thrilled by the kind support of this world-renowned orchestra. The LCO have been incredibly generous by giving our pupils their time for ‘The Tour of the Instruments’ sessions during the day – sharing the joys of classical music with the pupils as well as entertaining them by giving our pupils the power to conduct them!

The evening concert by the LCO was absolutely wonderful and the opening carol by the Meath Choir didn’t leave a dry eye in the house. For many of our pupils, until they come to Meath they may never have performed a carol or been in a Nativity play, so events like this are particularly special for our children and their families. The funds raised by the Concert will help us to continue to make a difference in our pupils and families’ lives and to purchase extra resources for the school such as ‘sleepovers’ with their friends in our residential setting which allow our children to make friendships – often for the first time in their lives.”

Thank you to everyone who came last night and supported Meath School and the Choir. For more information on Meath School go to www.meathschool.org.uk