Musicians from Vale of Belvoir schools come together to perform wonderful string concert

Zosia Cocker with school violinists PHOTO: Tim WilliamsZosia Cocker with school violinists PHOTO: Tim Williams
Zosia Cocker with school violinists PHOTO: Tim Williams
Young musicians played strings instruments in perfect harmony during a Violins in the Vale concert at Hose Village Hall on Monday.

Children from schools across the Vale of Belvoir and students of Harby-based music teacher Zosia Cocker took part in rehearsals, practises, quizzes and other music-related activities throughout the day, culminating in a massed performance for family and friends at the end of the afternoon.

Mrs Cocker said: “On a very hot day our young violinists, violists and cellists shone in a dazzling performance of melodies from around the world, with a special emphasis on music from warmer countries, including South America, Greece and Italy.

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“The children all played their hearts out all day, and it was especially rewarding for me to see all the pupils’ hard work and practising come together at such a memorable event.

“For many it was their first time playing with an orchestra and they all left with huge smiles, inspired by playing and hearing so much wonderful music.”

A bucket collection raised just over £60 for Dove Cottage Day Hospice at Stathern.

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