Stage set for show

A dozen Sheffield schools are taking part in the Come and Play with the Hall�' concert.
A dozen Sheffield schools are taking part in the Come and Play with the Hall�' concert.
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Schoolchildren will star on stage with an international orchestra when a spectacular concert comes to Sheffield for the first time.

They will perform with Hallé orchestra at Sheffield City Hall’s Irwin Mitchell Oval hall on Friday, from 10.30am.

The concert, called Come and Play with the Hallé, is part of a series designed to offer children the chance to play and sing with an international symphony orchestra.

It will present special works to boost collaboration between musicians and youngsters.

Steve Pickett, Hallé education director, said: “Come and Play with the Hallé is an integral and exciting part of Hallé Education’s programme.

“Having delivered concerts in The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester for a number of years, we are thrilled to be able to allow the young people of Sheffield the opportunity to play with a world-class orchestra.

“For many, this will be the first time they have seen and heard a live professional symphony orchestra, so to have the chance to perform alongside one too will be an experience they will never forget.”

So far, 15 schools across the city have signed up to take part in the concert.

Schools taking part include Ballifield, Beck, Birley, Firs Hill, Forge Valley, Heritage Park, Lowfield, Meadowhead, Meersbrook Bank Primary, Nook Lane, St Marie’s, Talbot, Watercliffe Meadow, Westbourne and Westways.

* For tickets, priced £5, call 0114 2789789.