Opera Stars

Some of the pupils throw themselves into the workshop.

Opera struck the right chord for dozens of enthusiastic pupils when performers from a top company visited Healing School.

Members from Garsington Opera led a two-day workshop, with pupils later performing to an audience at Grimsby Auditorium.

They then watched company members perform the screening for Mozart's 'Cosi Fan Tutte'.

Music teacher Rebecca Roberts said it had been a 'wonderful experience' for the pupils and staff involved.

"It was really beneficial for the 53 Key Stage 3 and 4 students involved," she said.

"Garsington is a leading company and its members who led the workshop showed pupils how to develop techniques and explore the range in their vocal and performance work."

Principal Mark Knapton said the visit had presented pupils with a great opportunity and contributed towards the Performing Arts BTEC course.

"It's the first time we've had professional opera stars in school and the children involved have been very enthusiastic about the experience," he said.

Garsington Opera was founded in 1989 by the late Leonard Ingrams and his wife Rosalind at Garsington Manor, near Oxford.

Following Leonard's untimely death, Garsington Opera moved to the Wormsley Estate, home of the Getty family, in 2011.

Healing School - Friday 23rd October 2015

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