Parents dub Vale strings concert as “one of the best”

Music teacher Zosia Cocker conducts the children during their Violins in the Vale production PHOTO: Tim Williams
Music teacher Zosia Cocker conducts the children during their Violins in the Vale production PHOTO: Tim Williams
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Young music maestros wowed family and friends at “one of the best ever” Violins in the Vale productions at Hose Village Hall on Monday.

The strings production was organised by Harby-based music teacher Zosia Cocker and involved about 60 children aged (7-18) from schools across the Melton borough and beyond.

An afternoon of music rehearsals and workshops finished with a massed performance for parents and friends. Young violinists, viola players and cellists played alongside pupils from other local schools.

Mrs Cocker said: “This year was a huge success and one of the best ever according to parents.

“All the musicians put on a magnificent concert with pieces ranging from folk songs, to the Queen of Sheba and a Locomotion finale.

“The children played their hearts out and all of them left with a smile on their faces.

“The production is about giving the children the chance to perform in front of a large audience and letting them have fun making music.

“Thanks to the parents and volunteers who helped make this year possible. I’m already looking forward to doing it all over again next year.”

A collection raised £106.20 for Dove Cottage Day Hospice in Stathern.