Gallery: Celebration of Suffolk Schools’ Music comes to an end at Snape Maltings

A WEEK of performance reached a crescendo as young musicians from around the county displayed their instrumental aptitude.

Pupils from 50 Suffolk schools took to the Snape Maltings Concert Hall stage to mark 25 years of showcasing the county’s burgeoning musical talent.

The Celebration of Schools’ Music event, held annually in partnership between Aldeburgh Music and Suffolk County Council, culminated on Saturday with a showpiece finale marking the milestone anniversary.

Visual art company Butch Auntie joined professional jazz pianist and composer Pete Letanka for a celebration of the past, present and future of the well-established event.

Aldeburgh Music’s head of education, Phillipa Reive, said: “We had an incredible week of music-making. More than 1,600 performers took to the stage, from infant to upper schools, including special schools and pupil referral units.

“The quality of each schools’ performance has risen from last year, and the finale for each evening was stunning.

“Another amazing week and wonderful to think that after 25 years this event is still going from strength to strength.”