Dorridge Music School takes to the Symphony Hall stage - The Solihull Observer

Dorridge Music School takes to the Symphony Hall stage

Solihull Editorial 16th Jun, 2017 Updated: 19th Jun, 2017   0

A MUSIC school from Dorridge took to one of the most prestigious stages for a fusion of music and dance.

The Principal of Dorridge Music School (DMS) Leigh Perry produced a concert featuring more than 300 performers.

The concert took place on Sunday, May 7 at the Symphony Hall on Broad Street and showcased a series of different music genres from rock to classical.

Pupils and teachers from DMS rocked the stage with their performances of songs from the likes of The Beatles and Bruno Mars.

The school performed alongside dancers, choirs and a line-up of celebrity guests – including rock musician Bev Bevan as co-host.

The show opened with an energetic performance of Let Me Entertain You by Let it Shine star Kyle Passmore, followed by ‘Writings on the Wall’ – sung by Tom Bleasby alongside music from DMS.

The opening also featured an acoustic version of Adele’s Make You Feel My Love with Principal Perry playing the piano.

Brothers Richard and Adam Johnson, who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2013, also performed at the concert, singing Somewhere from West Side Story and The Prayer with opera starlet Faith Tucker.

For the finale, the Motown band Soul Kinda Wonderful had the audience on their feat with Loco In Acapulco and Uptown Funk.

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham and Mayor of Solihull were invited to the concert as VIP guests.

Commenting on the concert, Leigh said: “Producing a Fusion of Music and Dance is a massive project.

“This year was my seventh concert at Symphony Hall and I believe we had the best line-up to date.

“It’s 18 months work but it was once again a fantastic night and as always a privilege to produce and to perform at.”

She added she is proud to be able to give DMS pupils of all ages the amazing experience of performing live at the prestigious venue alongside celebrity guests.

The success of the concert has also raised DMS fundraising to just over £9,000.

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