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Orchestra

The St. Luke’s School Orchestra

Our school orchestra is going from strength to strength – in September it will be in its third year! In the “2015/16 Season” we played some Baroque music, a French 60s pop tune, Jingle Bell Rock, a Jamaican rumba, a Spanish piece especially written for the orchestra, a Russian folk song and some film music.

The children in the orchestra are doing a fantastic job – practising their parts, learning some quite complex arrangements and performing brilliantly in our regular concerts. We have a great line up of instruments: recorders, violins, keyboards, xylophones, metallophones, cello, guitars and cornet.

The orchestra is led by Bernd Rest, a local composer, guitarist and instrumental teacher. He writes tailor-made parts for all the children, ensuring that everyone can fully take part in the music-making, irrespective of their level of experience. The orchestra is open to children from Yr. 3-6 who are learning an instrument (in or out of school) and have some experience of reading music.

Please get in touch with Bernd on bernd@berndrest.com if you have any questions about the orchestra.