Following the incredible success of the OSoSic event which saw students from across the borough performing at Symphony Hall, Heart of England School are taking part in OSoSic II, when they will be working with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and our partner the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
On 27th January there were 30 musicians, instrumentalists and singers from schools including Heart of England, who participated in a rehearsal for the Orchestra of Solihull Schools in Concert (OSoSic II).
Students had already attended a cluster rehearsal at Smith’s Wood working alongside the LEAP Ensemble from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. There was then a full orchestra rehearsal in the new concert hall at the university with all 168 players and choir. The new concert hall made the orchestra sound incredible.
On 4th February our students will rehearse alongside players from the BBC Concert Orchestra who will be sharing some top tips with our young musicians.
This collaborative project between Solihull secondary schools, Solihull Music Hub and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire aims to provide pupils with high quality orchestral playing experience, performing works by Verdi, Sibelius and Copland to name but a few.
The final concert takes place on Friday 16th February at Warwick Arts Centre. Tickets are available online if you fancy joining us for what is set to be a fantastic example of the importance of music for young people.