Hello and welcome to Sounds of… a podcast created by Drum and Brass, with the support of Arts Council England and Leicester City Council, in which we explore the impact of art and music on our lives.
This episode was recorded at Leicester’s de Montfort Hall on the evening of March 5th 2022 when a special event took place, organised by Drum and Brass. It was a concert which resulted from of a collaboration between the Leicester Symphony Orchestra and a very new community orchestra called the No Bars Orchestra, set up by violin teacher and member of the LSO, Helen Butterfield, and Drum and Brass. After only 8 rehearsal sessions children who were having music lessons in local schools and through local music teachers played their own composition in the Garden Room before and during the interval of the LSO’s concert in the main hall. John Sinclair spoke to me and to parents, children, Helen Butterfield and the Lord Mayor before and after the children’s performance.
Our special thanks go to Helen Butterfield, to our funding partners - Arts Council England and the Leicester City Council - to our producer and presenter John Sinclair and to you for listening today.
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