YPCF Orchestra Up Close (OUC) at The Cockpit

YPCF has created another new programme of workshops and concerts for Year 1 and Year 2 children which continues in 2018. The youngest children the Foundation has worked with (aged 6) created their own versions of Peter and the Wolf with narrator Michael Jenn and their own songs for Peer Gynt in workshops led by animateur Becky Chalmers.

Also featuring Marina Solarek (violin) and John Rockliffe (percussion) workshops inspire new songwriting and instrumental work in schools, children created Ocean Drums with teachers, collaborated on mask-making and create action games and songs perform with YPCF full orchestra at The Cockpit, conducted by Becky Chalmers.

Orchestra Up Close (OUC) is a new YPCF programme generously supported by Elliott Simmons Trust

“Many thanks to all of the musicians and especially Becky – the whole experience was fantastic. It’s so great to be able to give our children an opportunity to be part of something that is special and especially when it is so very well done”