CST presents 'Music Makers' at the Bristol Beacon

On the 26th March over 300 pupils from across our nine schools gathered at the newly refurbished Bristol Beacon to perform in our Trust concert 'CST presents Music Makers'.

The programme opened with a specially commissioned fanfare from local composer, James Dorman, and included our Symphony Orchestra and Big Band accompanying massed singing items such as 'You Will Be Found'. There was a performance of the finale from Ravi Shankar’s 'Symphony' alongside steel pans, rock bands, the junior orchestra (CST Camerata), many choirs, a harp ensemble and samba band.

It was a joyous occasion and a memorable experience for children to perform alongside peers from other primary and secondary schools. Key performances included all primary school students singing 'When I Grow Up' by Tim Minchin accompanied by the CST Big Band and the CST Samba Band marching through the audience performing the ‘Samba Fiesta’.

Andi Nicholls, Director of Music Specialism said “Music is a universal language and a breaker of barriers. It brings us together in ways very few other things can and our Music Makers concert reminded us all how incredible the young people of Bristol are! When you invest in young people and invest in music, be prepared to be amazed!”