Gallery: Musical youth hitting all the right notes at Snape Maltings Concert Hall

A Celebration of Schools at Snape Maltings. Old Newton Primary School samba band rehearsing outside

A Celebration of Schools at Snape Maltings. Old Newton Primary School samba band rehearsing outside in the sunshine. - Credit: Archant

Another collection of youngsters exhibited their many musical talents on the fourth day of an annual festival showcasing Suffolk schools.

A Celebration of Schools’ Music continued at Snape Maltings Concert Hall yesterday with pupils again taking part in rehearsals, workshops and composition exercises, before coming together for a closing performance in the evening.

Several more schools took to the stage for the 28th annual celebration – this year focusing on the theme of ‘My Suffolk’.

Yesterday was the turn of Birchwood Primary, Old Newton Primary, Kersey Primary, Westbridge, Guildhall Feoffment Primary, Stowupland High School and King Edward VI School.

The event, held in partnership with Suffolk County Council, continues today and tomorrow, with performances beginning at 7pm.

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Some 1,600 children from 44 primary, middle and high schools will have taken part over the week, with audiences of 600 parents, family, friends and school staff watching final performances conducted by Ken Burton, musical director of the London Adventist Choir and a regular guest on BBC Songs of Praise.

Each finale is accompanied by visual artists Butch Auntie, using changes in the music to display atmospheric backdrops created especially for the night.

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Tickets for performances are £8 (half price for under-27s) and available from the Aldeburgh Music Box Office on 01728 687110 or online at

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