Visit to the MayFlower Theatre to see the Welsh National Opera
Fourteen children recently enjoyed a trip to the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton to be part of a concert by the Welsh National Opera.
Following a whole school assembly where all children were introduced to the world of opera by learning the chorus of Toreador, the small group were given the opportunity to immerse themselves further into the music genre.
During the hour-long concert, they were introduced to all aspects of a full orchestra and enjoyed performances of four operatic songs, sung by professional opera singers in full costume.
One of their highlights was standing up with the dozens of other schools and joining in the Toreador chorus alongside the professional singer.
As well as opera, the orchestra performed various other songs which went down very well with the children – two of the most popular being a medley of melodies from Harry Potter and the theme tune for Jurassic Park.
“The children all loved the concert,” said Mrs Kinnell, who organised the trip. “The number of them imitating the singers on the coach back was great. Hopefully we’ve encouraged a new generation of orchestra members and opera singers!”
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