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In Harmony

In Harmony


Report recommends further public funding for our In Harmony project
Ode to Joy Celebration Concert 
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A music video by the Year 2 children of the In Harmony Telford & Stoke Programme, celebrating


Tim Peake's trip to the International Space Station.
Strings, vocals and dance by Year 2 of Old Park Primary
Filming and editing by students of Coventry University: Alex Charlesworth, Neel Ranchhod, Tara Rutledge
Choreographer: Rachael Whalley-Briggs
Composer: Jeremy Clay
With thanks to RAF Museum Cosford
Blasting into space on a rocket made in Russia
Blasting into space, our British space explorer
Satellites, meteorites, angry aliens who want a fight
Blasting into space, to live among the stars.
Floating without gravity
Looking down on earth, what can we see?
All at once a presence I feel
An alien on board, yes I see they are real!
Now we're up in space, zooming around in orbit
Now we're up in space, flying around the planets
Satellites, meteorites, friendly aliens - what a sight!


Now we're up in space, we live among the stars!



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 Milan May 2015



 Here is the short behind the scenes film for Night on a bare mountain with parents interviews
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The Making of ......
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El Sistema string quartet worked with children from Telford and Stoke


The members of Cuarteto Libertadores, a string quartet from Venezuela’s El Sistema, met the children of In Harmony Telford and Stoke-on-Trent, in a cultural exchange organised by Sistema England.
The young musicians, all members of the renowned Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, performed the first movement of Hunt Quartet K458 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Señor Mouse by Chick Corea for children aged 4 to 7 at Old Park Primary. They then met with a group of 8 and 9 year olds that are part of In Harmony.
After lunch, the quartet performed the Mozart piece and Skylife by David Balakrishnan, for children aged 8 to 11, incluing about thirty pupils from Heron Cross Primary School in Stoke on Trent. It was the first time the children from the programmes in Telford and Stoke met to rehearse. In the afternoon, the Venezuelans took part in a full strings rehearsal.
Julian Lloyd Webber, founder of In Harmony and chair of Sistema England, said: “The Sistema England charity is committed to creating opportunities that will add value to the In Harmony programmes. We are grateful to El Sistema and the Libertadores quartet for sharing their talent and experience with the children of England.”
Ian Thomas, director of In Harmony Telford and Stoke-on-Trent, said: “To learn first hand from El Sistema their approach, their repertoire, and the whole way of working with young people, these sorts of echanges are invaluable to our In Harmony programme.”
Otto Rodríguez, viola player with the Libertadores quartet, said: “We were favourably impressed by integral way in which knowledge is being shared with the children. In Harmony has great teachers and great resources, and in Telford they are successfully complementing the musical with the social aspect of the programme.”
In Harmony Telford and Stoke-on-Trent, led by Telford & Wrekin Music, are part of the national In Harmony scheme funded by the Department for Education and National Lottery through Arts Council England.
The Sistema England charity – led by In Harmony founder Julian Lloyd Webber – promotes, fundraises and creates opportunities for the development and expansion of Sistema-inspired programmes, also serving as a liaison between them and El Sistema in Venezuela.
Year 2 Music Masters had a great morning practising orchestra.
Click on the pictures to see how we are doing!
Year 2 Music Masters 2 
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Click on the link below to see a short film of our day at the Symphony Hall Birmingham.
We were lucky enough to have BBC Midlands today come into school and see the children with their brand new instruments, all getting ready for the start of their musical journey.
We had a fantastic day last Thursday with 4 classes trying their new instruments. Over the next two weeks all children from Y2 to Y6 will be trying instruments and starting lessons. You may have heard the piece on Radio Shropshire, if not, click on the link below.