DRET Primary Music Festival is a ‘real success’

Talented pupils from Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy sang their hearts out at the second annual David Ross Education Trust (DRET) Primary Music Festival.

The concert, which took place at Hull City Hall, brought together 320 singers from seven of DRET’s northern primary academies to perform in a special concert.

British tenor and animateur Charles MacDougall conducted the event, accompanied by Mark Keith on piano.

Pupils performed songs by Nico Muhly and Jonathan Dove, as well as popular classics such as The Circle of Life.

Jamie Healy, Primary Enrichment Coordinator at the David Ross Education Trust, said: “The night was a real success – everyone had a smile on their face. 

“In particular, The Circle of Life was given the kind of performance that gives you goosebumps!”

Spectators enjoyed a number of beautiful performances from special guests, the Choristers of Grimsby Minster, the University of Hull Chapel Choir and the Choristers of Holy Trinity, Hull.

The annual concert is an incredible platform for DRET pupils to experience live performance and help to develop their confidence and skills. The festival is one of many events hosted by the Trust to encourage young people to explore new things and discover their musical talents.

Simon Toyne, Executive Director of Music at the David Ross Education Trust, commented: “The quality of singing from the pupils was outstanding.

“Many congratulations are due to all the students and to the teachers for their excellent preparation for the event.”