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500 students from Inspiration Trust schools perform together for the 95th Norfolk Music Festival

Published on 17/03/20

More than 500 students from the Inspiration Trust’s school choirs came together at Norwich Halls to perform in the 95th Norfolk Music Festival.

Year 7 students from four schools came together to perform ‘I vow to three my country’. It included students from Hewett Academy in Norwich, Jane Austen College in Norwich, East Point Academy in Lowestoft and Cromer Academy in Cromer.

They also all performed individually:

  • Jane Austen College choir sang ‘Earth song’.
  • Hewett Academy choir sang ‘With a little help from my friends’
  • Cromer Academy choir sang ‘Heal the world’
  • East Point Academy choir sang ‘Stand by me’

The choirs were led by John Stephens, Director of Music at the Inspiration Trust. He said: “Our students work incredibly hard and this shows that teamwork really pays off. It’s fantastic to have chances like this for students from different areas to come together and perform as one. I’m proud that we can offer these extra-curricular activities to enable pupils to explore a wide variety of music.”

Claire Heald, Director of Standards at the Inspiration Trust, attended to support the students. She said: “That’s how we do music at the Inspiration Trust! Incredible to see more than 500 pupils from our choirs performing together to close this section of the Norfolk Music Festival. What a finale!”

A spokesperson from Norfolk Music Festival said: “The discipline and focus of the singers was incredible. Well done to all the schools for providing a spectacular ending to our choirs festival – it was something special.”