Children join Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for peace concert in Stratford
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Young musicians will team up with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a concert to promote peace.
The Sing for Peace project will see vocalists and musicians from local schools and youth clubs perform original reggae music with the prestigious orchestra at Stratford Circus.
The concert on Saturday 21 has brought together the RPO, Advent Community Association, Newham Music Academy, the Young N Gifted Choir and Newham Integrated Youth Service.
Ruth Currie, head of community and education at the RPO, said: “We’re delighted to be able to work with all our project partners to support Sing for Peace.
“From violinists and cellists, to guitarists, singers and MCs, the project has brought together young musicians from all across Newham and allowed them to work with world class musicians.”
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The Young N Gifted Choir was formed in 2000 in Newham and has won the Mayor’s Festival of Choirs three times.
British reggae artists Carroll Thompson, Nereus Joseph and Audrey Scott will be taking part in the concert to promote the international Peace One Day campaign.
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Shaka Daawni, the Sing for Peace project co-ordinator, said: “Music creates action, and in troubled times like these, every kind of peace message has to be spoken.
“I hope when people listen to the songs it will create action that saves lives. If it stops a young person being bullied or stabbed, a girl not exploited or abused, communities placed under siege or a gun being fired has been a success.”