Musical Outreach Celebrating World Book Day

Wells Cathedral Primary Outreach Program had an exciting start to the New Year, welcoming four new schools for rehearsals each week in the lead up to the usual lunchtime concert in the Cathedral. Kilmersdon Primary School, Farrington Gurney Primary School, St Nicholas’ Church School, Radstock, and Stoberry Primary School all participated in the program.

On Friday 3rd March, the schools came together to perform a “From Page to Stage” concert in celebration of World Book Day. Each item in the concert had its origins in a piece of children’s literature, with pupils from each school introducing the pieces by reading extracts from the original texts. The concert included pieces such as “Where is love?” from Oliver, “Let’s go fly a kite” from Mary Poppins, and “When I grow up” from Matilda, making it a very jolly concert indeed!

The Junior Choristers also came to introduce themselves to the schools and audience, and talked brilliantly about what life as a Chorister is like. The Choristers then joined the Outreach Schools to sing the opening piece of the concert, “The Bare Necessities”, which was wonderfully exuberant!

The Nave of the Cathedral was packed out with supportive family and friends of each school, and the music-making was very special. Huge thanks were given to Well’s Cathedral’s Director of Primary Outreach, Naomi MacLeod-Jones, for her incredible work with these schools. The next Coronation-themed project begins after the Easter Holidays, and the Wells Cathedral Primary Outreach Program is looking forward to welcoming more schools into the program.