Music students perform with famed quartet Raven
9:00pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in Latest News
PUPILS from across Swindon had the chance to play with one of the country’s top string quartets at a special concert at Commonweal School on Monday.
Raven, who shot to fame after one of its members threw an egg at Simon Cowell during the final of Britain’s Got Talent, were invited to the town for a special concert.
The group, who mix classical music with modern, spent the afternoon working with youngsters in a workshop before taking to the stage with them to perform the music they had worked on during the day.
They first played part of Pachelbel’s Canon before splitting into groups and each playing part of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
Following the performance by the pupils, Raven played the rest of the concert on their own, performing a variety of music, including classical pieces as well as contemporary music from artists like Adele.
Josie Williams, the Community Arts Development Officer, said: “It was an absolutely fantastic evening and everyone had a great time.
“It was a total sell out and every single one of the 120 seats was filled, not just with parents but with other members of the community.”
Ali Sutcliffe, Commonweal’s head of music, went to university with egg thrower Natalie Holt, who plays viola with Raven, and had the idea to bring the group to Swindon to perform.
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