Primary school pupils had a dream to perform at Chester Cathedral - and it came true!

Youngsters from St Werburgh’s and St Columba’s, St Theresa’s, Woodlands, Highfield, St Clare’s, Lache and Frodsham Manor House primary schools worked with professional composer Andrew Smith, musicians from the Manchester Camerata and dramatist Paul Hine to create a unique piece of work , called I Have Dream.

The performance was inspired by Martin Luther King’s famous speech.

 

The project also involved parents and grandparents, students from the University of Chester and students from the Royal Northern College of Music.

Music teacher at St Werburgh’s and St Columba’s Rachael Borman said: “It was a fantastic project, the best one I have done do far.

“The whole experience has shown how important the arts are to a child's education.

“It has given all the children and adults involved an amazing opportunity to work with an inspirational group of professional musicians and allowed them to explore important issues such as freedom, equality and justice.

“All participants have worked creatively and imaginatively and have learnt lots of new skills, developed confidence, empathy with others and team work. The final result was a fantastic moving mini opera which left many audience members choked.”

Rachael added: “Since this project children involved have been buzzing and some are talking about being instrumental players, composers and singers when they grow up.”