GLEE: St Martha’s and Holly Meadows at rehearsalPicture: Tony Jones

CHILDREN from several schools in West Norfolk showcased their musical skills to a packed audience this week.

Celebrating its 20th year, the Schools Make Music event was held at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange on Tuesday evening.

Primary school pupils performed an array of music which included African drums, classical and some singing to more than 300 audience members.

Derek Oldfield, music co-ordinator for the concert, said: “Over the years, parents have seen their children taking part and around half a dozen have ended up at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, you can never tell where it may lead.”

Children who took part this year were from Holly Meadows Glee Club at Pott Row, St Martha’s Catholic Primary School in Lynn, Downham Preparatory School, Eastgate Academy in Lynn, Holy Cross Federation schools, St Michael’s Academy at South Lynn and Fakenham Academy Concert Band.

John Taylor, who is a member of the Trinity Rotary Club King’s Lynn which organises the annual event, said the children enjoyed performing on stage.

“They see what it is like to perform in professional surroundings on a stage.  And they get to have their 15 minutes of fame,” he said.

The club is also looking for more members. Those interested are invited to attend a Rotary information  meeting on Tuesday, April 25 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Middleton Golf Club.

Call Malcolm Wood on 07710762588.