Young people from Big Noise Govanhill perform with RSNO at Glasgow City Halls
Young people from Big Noise Govanhill took part in a unique concert alongside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) at Glasgow’s City Halls on Sunday 2 April.
50 young musicians from Big Noise Govanhill, all aged between 10 and 15, performed side-by-side with the world-renowned RSNO on Sunday. Concertgoers at the Music Hall were treated to a rendition of Brahms’ ‘Hungarian Dance no. 5’, which was conducted by the RSNO's Music Director, Thomas Søndergård.
For the young people who take part in the Big Noise programme in Govanhill, this concert was a fantastic experience – providing the opportunity not just to demonstrate their musical skill to friends and family on one of the city’s biggest stages, but also to play alongside accomplished professional musicians as part of Scotland’s national orchestra.
The event followed weeks of hard work, preparation and rehearsals. Big Noise Govanhill is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its launch in Glasgow this year and the programme now supports around 1,250 children, young people, and their families.
Ali Gornall, head of centre for Big Noise Govanhill, said: “The concert at City Halls with the RSNO was fantastic and we were so proud to watch young people from Big Noise Govanhill performing alongside professional musicians from Scotland’s national orchestra.
“It was wonderful to see our young participants demonstrating their confidence, team work, musical skills and talents on a big stage in front of friends, family and community members.
“This was made even more special by the fact we are celebrating our tenth year of working in the Govanhill community.
“The event showed the strength of partnership between Big Noise and the RSNO and is testament to how much the orchestra members value their role in inspiring children and young people.”