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Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Over 700 children, aged 7-18 years, enthralled a sell out
audience at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall. The evening was
organised and hosted by Bolton School Boys' Division and saw them
linking up with eight local primary schools - all of which had
worked with the School before.
Over 300 boys and girls from Lostock, Turton and Edgworth,
Markland Hill, Belmont, St Andrew's, Egerton, St John's and
Walmsley primary schools took turns on the stage of the
North-West's premier musical venue; their performances punctuated
by pieces from Bolton School's Joint Concert Band, the Senior
Guitar Group, the Percussion Ensemble and a stunning virtuoso piano
recital from Year 13 student, Ben Smith.
In a colourful and patriotic finale, all 700 pupils and the
audience joined voices for stirring renditions of Jerusalem,
Amazing Grace, Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory and Auld Lang
Syne. They were accompanied by the School Orchestra and a
guest appearance by the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Pipe Band.
Mr Stephen Martin, Head of Music in the Boys' Division said: "It
was a wonderful night but fun was also had in the build up and the
sharing of experiences. Our students were given a buzz by the
sheer enthusiasm of the primary school pupils, who, in turn, were
inspired by the talents and abilities of our older boys."
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