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Enjoy a concert featuring 250 of Midlothian’s most talented young musicians, including Erin Westaby pictured, on Thursday 18 June.

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The production will be streamed on the Midlothian Council Facebook page from 7pm.

Weeks of rehearsal

The primary and secondary pupils have been rehearsing for weeks with the help of their instructors.

A celebration

Midlothian Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Councillor Jim Muirhead said: “People across Midlothian have gone above and beyond to help during the pandemic.

“What could be better than sitting down and taking some time for ourselves by tuning in to this musical celebration?

Fantastic effort

“Hats off to our fantastic technical and music teams for pulling this off. There’s been a vast amount of work and logistics involved in getting this project off the ground. Hearing this many primary and secondary pupils playing together online will be an amazing experience, which I’m sure we are all looking forward to.”

Performances recorded

The pupils all either recorded or made a video of their performance which has then been edited into one concert by the Digital Learning Team.

Doing the honours

Live on the night and the compere for the evening will be Colin McCabe, from the team. He said: “The edited concert sounds fantastic, there’s everything from jazz to classical pieces and a bit of pop music. All we need now is for my compering to meet the same standard. No pressure.”

How to watch

To enjoy the concert visit the Midlothian Council Facebook page on Thursday 18 June at 7pm.

In the picture

Pictured is Erin Westaby. Erin is 16 and is an S5 pupil at Newbattle High School.


11 Jun 2020