KING’S Ely Junior flautists did a wonderful job performing and representing the school at the British Suzuki Institute Celebration Concerts on March 17th.

The nine-strong Flute Choir were selected to feature in one of the concerts after their teacher, Liz Hargest, submitted a recording of the students performing ‘You’ve got to pick a pocket or two’ by writer and composer Lionel Bart.

The British Suzuki Institute is a registered charity set up to advance education in Music by the promotion of the methods of education developed over 70 years ago by founder Dr Shin’ichi Suzuki, with a focus on teacher training and the provision of concerts, workshops and special events for members.

The Celebration Concerts were held at London’s Southbank Centre and saw musicians aged 5-16 coming together to perform music from Debussy to Beethoven, all celebrating 40 years of the British Suzuki Institute.

Hundreds of young musicians applied to perform in the concerts so Liz Hargest and the girls certainly have reason to celebrate being selected.

Liz said: “I am so proud of what the girls have achieved. They all work incredibly hard to memorise their part and to play their instruments with musicality and expression. They really are a team and each individual’s motivation inspires the other girls.”

Well done to Liz and the girls – we are all super proud of you!

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