Choirs raise the

wet    The choir sing at the EPOS concert in St James's Church.  (110615M4e).
wet The choir sing at the EPOS concert in St James's Church. (110615M4e).

Children raised the roof by taking part in a summer concert at Wetherby’s St James Church last week.

The concert, held last Wednesday evening, included songs from the Elmet Partnership Primary Schools Choir and music from the the Elmet Partnership of Schools Gifted and Talented Orchestra.

They performed a range of songs and music from Beethoven to Abba in the musical extravaganza.

Headteacher Peter Doherty said: “The concert went very well and I think everybody who took part enjoyed themselves, this is the third that we have had at Wetherby Parish Church now and I would like to thank everyone who was involved. Dougie Scarfe, who conducted the orchestra is the Orchestra and Chorus Director for Opera North and he also conducts the Leeds Symphonia and the City of Leeds Youth Orchestra. We were extremely lucky to get someone of his ability to work with the orchestra on this.”

Some fifteen schools took part in the concert, including schools from Thorner, Scholes and Shadwell, as well as Wetherby and Thorp Arch. The Elmet Partnership of Schools and Services aims to help children at the schools in the partnership get involved with a range of community acitivities and facilities such as ICT, Sports and arts facilities, as well as helping to provide parental support and childcare.