Ten Pieces pupils prepare for cathedral performances

The rehearsal at Ripon Grammar School.
The rehearsal at Ripon Grammar School.
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As part of the BBC Ten Pieces project encouraging music among primary school pupils, the combined primary school orchestra in the Ripon area has had its first rehearsal with the St Cecilia Orchestra.

The children from 15 different primary schools squeezed together in the hall of Ripon Grammar School and played their pieces backed by the might of a full symphony orchestra.

The pupils were thrilled to see and hear the wide variety of instruments, organisers said.

The children took part in the rehearsals in preparation for two performances with the St Cecilia Orchestra which took place on Saturday, May 23, at Ripon Cathedral.