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Lights, camera ... and sing!

Schools in the Morpeth Partnership on stage at the Sage.
Schools in the Morpeth Partnership on stage at the Sage.

Pupils from schools across Coquetdale took part in a concert at the Sage Gateshead as part of a Music from the Movies production.

Youngsters studying within the Morpeth Partnership of schools took to the stage last week to perform to a sold-out audience.

They included pupils from Rothbury’s Dr Thomlinson’s Middle, Rothbury First and Thropton First, along with Morpeth’s King Edward VI High School and Morpeth middle and first schools.

Music was brilliantly performed by orchestras, jazz and ceilidh bands, samba and steel pan ensembles along with choirs from each school and a full mass choir of 500 children.

The theme of the exciting programme was Music from the Movies and included music from famous film soundtracks such as James Bond’s Skyfall, Mamma Mia!, Pirates of the Caribbean and Frozen, to name but a few.

The children who performed have been described as ‘a complete credit to the Morpeth area’ and a brilliant time was had by the audience and performers alike.

Adam Kirby, a Year 8 pupil at Newminster Middle School, said: “The experience of performing at the Sage has been unbelievable and I have loved rehearsing with all of the schools.

“I have made new friends with students from other middle schools and I’m looking forward to going to KEVI and being in the same year as them.”

And Year 6 pupil Danielle Dolder added: “I sang a solo at Hall One at the Sage Gateshead and loved every minute.”