Violinist Nicola Benedetti announced as Patron of the Music in Secondary Schools Trust

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Violinist Nicola Benedetti announced as Patron of the Music in Secondary Schools Trust

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Today, 20 September 2016, the Music in Secondary Schools Trust (MiSST) announces violinist Nicola Benedetti, as its new patron. This news comes ahead of a new, free of charge, Saturday School for Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme pupils which starts on...

Today, 20 September 2016, the Music in Secondary Schools Trust (MiSST) announces violinist Nicola Benedetti, as its new patron. This news comes ahead of a new, free of charge, Saturday School for Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme pupils which starts on Saturday 24th September.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation heralds £2.8 million investment for Music in Secondary Schools Trust.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation heralds £2.8 million investment for Music in Secondary Schools Trust.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber says “Never has a musical education been more important. The Arts, and music in particular, are proven to empower young people with the life skills needed for a successful future. I’m delighted my Foundation’s grant means nearly

Andrew Lloyd Webber says “Never has a musical education been more important. The Arts, and music in particular, are proven to empower young people with the life skills needed for a successful future. I’m delighted my Foundation’s grant means nearly four thousand children will receive free instruments and music tuition. I only wish government would join in to make it four million.”

1000 school children receive violins on their first day at school this week.

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1000 school children receive violins on their first day at school this week.

11 September 2015 Photographer credit: Roger Blagg

2700 children are now part of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Music Program with the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust and Dame Alice Owen Foundation combining to give unrivalled music opportunities to pupils in eight London schools

2700 children are now part of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Music Program with the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust and Dame Alice Owen Foundation combining to give unrivalled music opportunities to pupils in eight London schools.

Music In Secondary Schools Trust students perform with Nicola Benedetti at the Barbican

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Music In Secondary Schools Trust students perform with Nicola Benedetti at the Barbican

11 May 2015 Photographer credit: Roger Blagg

Students from the Music in Secondary Schools Trust 'Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme' performed in the MiSST inaugural concert with world renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti at the Barbican last night. The evening was a great success and saw 400 school child

MUSIC IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS TRUST STUDENTS PERFORM WITH NICOLA BENEDETTI AT THE BARBICAN

 


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Students from the Music in Secondary Schools Trust ‘Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme’ performed in the MiSST inaugural concert with world renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti at the Barbican last night.

The evening was a great success and saw 400 school children from MiSST schools perform with Nicola Benedetti who joined the students as leader of the orchestra and as a guest performer in the concert finale.

The programme included Grieg’s ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ specially arranged for children by the BBC, Vivaldi’s ‘Spring’ from the Four Seasons and a world premiere of Dimitri Scarlato’s ‘Rhapsody of Melodies’.  Nicola Benedetti performed Jules Massenet’s ‘Meditation from Thais’ in a moving finale supported by the MiSST orchestra.  Performers ranged from beginner to Grade 8+.  For the majority it was their first time in a professional music venue and they were rapturously received by the enthusiastic audience filling the Barbican Theatre.

The Music in Secondary Schools Trust is funded by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, The Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust and The Dame Alice Owen Foundation supporting 6 schools on the Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme on music education.

Lord Lloyd Webber, who was unable to attend the concert in person due to commitments overseas, congratulated all the participants in this video message.