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Today St Peter's 8-13 celebrated one year of Virtualosity concerts... What started out as a small project during lockdown has turned into a huge unstoppable force.

A year ago, Mrs Craven invited our musicians to a weekly lunchtime concert series. The Virtualosity concerts aimed to keep our musicians motivated during lockdown by giving them a performance to work towards. 

The first concert was on Thursday 26 March 2020, and the concerts are still going ahead every week! The pupils perform (in their bubbles) to show off their talents and the concerts are streamed live on YouTube every Friday. 

In 35 concerts, there has been a debut performance every week and each week a new child has asked to take part. Virtualosity is now part of our concert offering in school.

The concerts have certainly become a highlight of the week for many. We are incredibly proud of the pupils, and grateful to their teachers and parents for encouraging and supporting them. 

Mrs Craven said "I have loved seeing everyone’s faces each week in Zoom concerts, and to know that we have not only given a performance opportunity each week, but that we have united families over the miles. Great job, everyone!" 

In the past year, there have been 35 concerts, approximately 450 performances, 21 ensemble performances, 10 staff performances, 10 parents involved and over 200 children involved.

We have seen performances on the flute, clarinet, saxophone, piano, trombone, trumpet, harp, cornet, electric guitar, bass guitar, drum kit, acoustic guitar, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, double bass, voice, French horn and descant recorder.