QEGS’ pupils set to star in So Festival

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Students and pupils from schools in the Horncastle area will be aiming to hit the high notes when they appear in the 2016 So Festival.

As part of the district-wide event, the Lincolnshire Schools’ Prom will be bringing together talented groups from across the county in an evening of live music.

Groups, bands, orchestras and choirs from primary and secondary schools in Lincolnshire will be taking centre stage at the Embassy Theatre in Skegness on Friday, July 8 from 7pm.

Horncastle’s Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School and Tattershall Primary School are among the 15 acts already selected to take part.

The Schools’ Prom will also feature two exciting initiatives, the ‘Compere’ project and the ‘Opera for All’ project, adding to the excitement of the evening.

Britain’s finest young 
opera singers from Garsington Opera are working with QEGS on the Opera for All programme.

Students will be selected to perform a live mini-showcase especially for the prom.

Senior music adviser for the Lincolnshire Music Service, Jennifer McKie said: “The Schools’ Prom benefits children and young people on many levels: the inclusive nature of bringing together families and children to celebrate their achievements, the opportunity for children and young people to share with and learn from their peers and to help grow confidence by giving children the chance to play to a capacity audience at a large venue.”

• Priority booking for the Schools’ Prom is until June 1. Tickets are £6 for adults and £4 concessions and are available from the Embassy Theatre Box. Call 01507 613100 or visit www.embassytheatre.co.uk