Thank you for the music: Carlton choir donate musical instruments to Gedling school

Pictured: The children of All Hallows Primary School with their new instruments (Courtesy of All Hallows Primary School)

Children at All Hallows Primary School in Gedling are enjoying a new set of percussion instruments thanks to a kind donation from the Carlton Male Voice Choir.

The gifts were a thank you to the All Hallows Primary School choir Children’s Choir who shared the stage with the renowned Carlton Male Voice Choir in front of a packed audience at their Christmas Concert.

Ian Watts, musical director of Carlton Male Voice Choir, said “It was fabulous for Carlton Male Voice Choir to be able to purchase new percussion instruments for the children at All Hallows Primary School after their newly formed choir performed for us at our Christmas Festival concert at St Paul’s Church in Carlton in December 2022.

“We hope the instruments bring both joy and understanding of music and rhythm and perhaps ignite a small flicker of musical interest in the children which help take them forward as potential singers and musicians of the future.”

All Hallows Primary School Headteacher, Heather Gabb said: “We’d like to thank CMVC for inviting our school choir to sing with them at their Christmas Concert.  It was a fantastic opportunity to listen to them, and to sing in front of a large audience. 

“The instruments will make a lovely addition to our music lessons in school”

This is not the first time that the amazing Carlton Male Voice Choir have donated percussion instruments. Last time around the children at Burntstump Seely Church of England Academy got to enjoy a new set of percussion instruments thanks to the choir.

The choir which is the largest male voice choir in Nottingham, with over 70 members, always welcomes new members so get in touch if you’d like to join not just a choir, but a fun community and a way of life.

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