Primary Music Festival celebrates MK50!

Date Posted:04/07/2017

Children from primary schools from across Milton Keynes were in good voice when they gathered at the annual Primary Music Festival today (21 June). More than 500 children from key stage one and two performed songs about Milton Keynes, that have been specially commissioned for this year’s event, over three performances held at The Ridgeway Centre, Wolverton Mill.

Nathan Cole, Head of the Music Faculty at Community Learning MK, said: “It is brilliant to see so many schools getting involved and the children having so much fun. The songs are unique to Milton Keynes and celebrate everything that is great about the place they live. Children have been practising the songs in school for some time now and it’s great to see them singing them with so much passion.”

The festival is organised by Community Learning MK’s Music Faculty, part of Milton Keynes Council and the MK Music Hub. Two daytime events have seen children performing songs from the specially commissioned ‘My City, My Story’ written by Sarah Watts with lyrics by John Lindney for MK50. The festival will culminate with an evening performance including singing, African drumming, recorders and guitars.