Posted on 3 April 2012
Anthem has seen the OAE work with over 5000 primary pupils, 300 secondary students and 200 university students throughout England. The programme included J S Bach Wachet Auf, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Vivaldi Summer from The Seasons and James Redwood My Cry, a piece specially commissioned for the tour. Peter Seymour directed the concert with Matthew Truscott OAE's leader.
The concert was the culmination of a day's events which included members of the orchestra and the Music Department's Music Education Group working in York schools and 300 schoolchildren attending a concert in Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall at lunchtime. The whole project was devised and directed by Cherry Forbes, OAE's Education Director who was an undergraduate student in the Department of Music around 25 years ago. She is a regular returnee to York as oboist with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists.