Pont students shine at a concert full of talent

PUPILS from Ponteland played their part in the resounding success of Music Partnership North’s Gala Concert.

The event, which took place in St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle, brought together the best musicians and vocalists from across Northumberland’s schools.

The three senior ensembles – The Northumbrian Ranters, the Jazz Orchestra and the Concert Band – were this year joined by United Voices, a vocal group recently developed from masterclasses led by Anna Corcoran comprising of students from Ponteland High School, Ponteland Middle School and Hirst Park Middle School.

The performed music was a wonderful mix, it included traditional orchestra pieces, improvised jazz and upbeat ragtime, which showed the real ability of all involved.