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Music for School Children

The Master and Mistress were delighted to attend the Music in Secondary Schools Trust (MiSST) Annual Concert recently.  This amazing charity, supported by the Brewers’ Company through the Dame Alice Owen Foundation, promotes the education of young people under the age of 25 in music.  It provides music lessons to whole year groups of under privileged students from London to enrich lives and improve discipline and commitment to learning.

Students from Islington Schools Highbury Grove, Mount Carmel Catholic College for Girls and Saint Mary Magdalene Academy joined MiSST participants from other schools in London to present a very impressive programme.  The finale of the evening saw the MiSST Saturday Music School Orchestra perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Debbie Diamond.  Debbie has been a regular member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment since 1999.

Truda White, CEO of MiSST, said: “For some students, this will be their first public performance.  All have practiced and rehearsed over many weeks in preparation for tonight…. I am so proud of what all our 3,700 students are achieving, with tonight representing only a small fraction of our work.  None of this would be possible without the Foundations and Trusts that support us, the school staff and the Headteachers who all believe that music can make a real and lasting difference to the lives of young people.”