Schoolchildren ‘come and play’ with the Hallé

OVER 900 local schoolchildren were able to perform alongside a professional orchestra in a world class venue.

They were taking part in Come and Play with the Hallé, an annual event, an annual event open for children from across Tameside.

Held on Tuesday 25 June in Bridgewater Hall, pupils from 23 schools across the borough attended.

They had the opportunity to make music with their peers and also hear the internationally renowned Hallé orchestra up close, in a performance just for them.

This year’s event was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landings and featured a selection of music on this theme.

The children performed on a range of instruments, from trombones to ukuleles, drums to clarinets and their parents were also invited to come along to experience this special event.

Pupils played classical music alongside the orchestra as well as pieces that were especially composed for the event, such as One Step on the Moon and Galactic Groove.

Tameside Music Service collaborated with the Hallé to organise this event and primary schools and special schools from across the borough were invited.

Cllr Bill Fairfoull, Tameside Council Deputy Executive Leader, said: “It’s fantastic that Tameside Music Service frequently collaborates with the Hallé on their education projects. The orchestra runs a wide variety of curriculum support sessions and we hope to work with them on a boys’ singing project in the next academic year.”

To find out more about Tameside Music Service visit their website,  call 0161 342 3132 or email

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