What a fabulous musical presentation on Wednesday 12th November by Edinburgh University Music Society in the Reid Concert Hall! Grateful thanks to Ben Crabbe and Amanda MacLeod, President of EUMS, and all the talented musicians for such a lively, informative and inspiring presentation. Our children from P4A, P5A, P5B, P5C, P6A, P6C and P7B learned about all the different instruments of the orchestra as each musician gave demonstrations from each section of the orchestra - strings, brass, woodwind and percussion - then played pieces highlighting each section. We even had some interactive body percussion and Singing sessions, where everyone joined in with the Orchestra and Choir, and an opportunity for Rui to take a starring role conducting! Beautiful improvised Jazz singing and piano playing and powerful singing from the Choir. From Mozart to Calvin Harris and ending with Skyfall it was a joy to be a part of and our children absolutely loved it! What fantastic role models, who undoubtedly have encouraged our own musicians and inspired more to get involved in music making. Thank you for making us so welcome and for graciously getting involved with some clips for our BBC Music's "God Only Knows" tribute. A delight!
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