London Sinfonia gives dazzling performance

Classical music with a difference: The City of London Sinfonia performs to a room of children and their parents at The Stevenson centre in Great Cornard. ANL-151027-110832001
Classical music with a difference: The City of London Sinfonia performs to a room of children and their parents at The Stevenson centre in Great Cornard. ANL-151027-110832001

Around 200 young children and their parents were dazzled by the sounds and sights of a live orchestra on Monday, while sat on the floor of a village community centre.

With the theme of Claire’s Musical Party, the City of London Sinfonia orchestra performed for the families in Great Cornard, with party poppers, whistles and horns accompanying world-renowned classics.

There was lots of singing at Claire's Musical Party at The Stevenson Centre in Great Cornard ANL-151027-110809001

There was lots of singing at Claire's Musical Party at The Stevenson Centre in Great Cornard ANL-151027-110809001

With families encouraged to participate there was much singing and dancing, and the children were even invited to have a go at playing the musical instruments at the end.

The orchestra performed a range of classical pieces including Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Handel and Greensleeves by Vaughan Williams.

The City of London Sinfonia is performing 10 concerts over five days at locations across Suffolk, including the two concerts at The Stevenson Centre in Great Cornard on Monday.

Stuart Bruce, Orchestras Live partnership manager, said: “We are ecstatic with the progress the Lullaby Concerts have made over the recent years.

Children were encouraged to sing along and have a dance at the classical music concert. ANL-151027-110820001

Children were encouraged to sing along and have a dance at the classical music concert. ANL-151027-110820001

“With the help of our partners in Suffolk, and world-class musicians, we have delivered educational, fun and inspirational events that will leave a musical imprint on the young minds of Suffolk.”