Sunderland Museum sing-a-long ends a month of music

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SCHOOL pupils once again filled the city with the sound of music.

Dozens of youngsters from across Wearside signed off a month of performances during Music in Mowbray – Part 2.

The event has run for 10 years, and this year it incorporated cultural events such as the reopening of the National Glass Centre, Festival of the North, and the opening of artist Grayson Perry’s tapestry exhibition at the Museum and Winter Gardens.

Former finalists of The City Sings choral competition from Castletown Primary school, and East Herrington Primary Academy sang in the Sunderland Pottery Room. Year six East Herrington Primary School pupil Emily Johnson, 11, said: “I’ve enjoyed today as much as the big competitions we do.

“It’s quite nerve wracking performing in front of the Mayor, but it’s good.”

Olivia Thompson, also 11, said: “I like taking part in things like this. I think they’re good because they encourage more people to get involved in music.”

City Mayor Coun Robert Heron, who attended, said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this. I think the Music in Mowbray programme is a fantastic basis for developing music and choirs in the city, and the schools have been really great.”