Primary school children from Holy Evangelists and Good Shepherd Primary Schools took to the stage to perform live with the Ulster Orchestra in Colin Town Square as part of the Crescendo outreach project.
The Crescendo Project partners with Colin Neighbourhood Partnership, Shankill Children's Zone, and the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation at Queen's University Belfast to provide music education to almost 1000 children in four Belfast schools: Good Shepherd, Malvern, Holy Evangelists', and Wheatfield. All of these schools are located in areas of social deprivation.
The aim of the Crescendo Project is to give primary school pupils access to high-quality music education throughout their school years.
The event was an opportunity for the children to show off their musical talent to their families and the local community. It marked the end of the school year for both schools and included interactive music play and recitals alongside the Ulster Orchestra.
Annie Armstrong, Manager, Colin Neighbourhood Partnership praised the Crescendo project, saying it was a "fantastic opportunity" for young people.
“The Crescendo project is not only about developing musical skills and talent but also about building well-being, self-confidence, concentration, focus, and coordination skills leading to social and academic success. It is inspiring to see the enthusiasm of the performers and the support of the parents and grandparents who attended.”
“Our thanks are extended to the Ulster Orchestra, Holy Evangelists and Good Shepherd Primary Schools and to the Department for Communities and Urban Villages Initiative for their support."