London Sinfionetta comes to Blessed Sacrament School
We were delighted that Blessed Sacrament school was selected by The London Sinfonietta to take part in an exciting project to work with a composer to produce a piece of music.
The last few months have seen people across the globe experience the importance of community, the sense of being part of something and the support and comfort that can bring. The London Sinfonietta, based at Kings Place, celebrated this by commissioning a series of four new portrait works inspired by individuals, groups and organisations and they wanted to include an Islington Primary School to inspire one of these new works!
Each new piece of music reflected the stories and experiences of the past few months and the individuals or organisations who mean a lot to a community. At Blessed Sacrament school, the composer, Yshani Perinpanayagam worked with pupils from Years 5 and 6, on their lockdown experience to translate it into a piece of music, performed on the trombone! It was premiered in our playground by a London Sinfonietta musician in our community setting to celebrate the importance of live performance and share new music with new audiences.
Here are some pictures of the 15 minute performance of the new piece which involved four members of the London Sinfonietta (the performing musician, the composer, a member of the Learning team and a camera person). The filming of the performance included capturing footage of pupils and interviewing a couple of the pupils to share on the London Sinfionetta digital channels.
Watch the performance here: