by Music at King Edward's School, Birmingham
Friday, 24 June 2016 at 1800
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Dimitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture op.96 (7’)
David Gaukroger / David Carr: Romany Wood (40’)
Massed choirs from primary and preparatory schools throughout the city
KES/KEHS Symphony Orchestra
Martin Leigh, conductor
Described by Quentin Letts as ‘England’s answer to Peter and the Wolf’, Romany Wood is for massed choirs of young voices, soprano soloist, symphony orchestra, and narrator. The music is by David Gaukroger, setting a libretto by David Carr.
The remarkable KES/KEHS Symphony Orchestra will accompany young choirs from throughout Birmingham, together raising money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
This project is part of King Edward’s School’s Outreach Programme. It is made possible by the generous support of the foundation of The Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham.