In what is believed to be the first and largest choir of its kind in Scotland, primary and junior school pupils from Musselburgh came together for a one-off performance on Tuesday, 9th February in The Brunton Theatre.
Pupils from all 8 Musselburgh schools had been rehearsing a variety of musical numbers under the musical directorship of Mr Kenny Hutchison, Head of Music at Loretto Junior School, since December and the choir was made up of 100 young voices from:-
*Musselburgh Burgh Primary School
*Campie Primary School
*Loretto Junior School
*Loretto RC Primary School
*Pinkie St. Peter's Primary School
*Stoneyhill Primary School
*Wallyford Primary School
*Whitecraig Primary School
There was a special appearance from award-winning radio and TV presenter, actor and regular King’s Theatre Edinburgh panto villain, Grant Stott who sang with the choir for two unforgettable numbers!
Jonathan Hewat, Director Communications at Loretto School and mastermind behind the project, said, “This is the second year of Musselburgh Primary Schools’ Community Choir and it just keeps getting bigger and bigger. It is a most exciting project for the children and the town of Musselburgh. The children all worked really hard and the performance on 9th February at The Brunton was certainly one not to be missed! The performance oozed charm, talent, enthusiasm and we are most grateful to Grant Stott for his surprise appearance! Quite simply, move over Gareth Malone – the Musselburgh Primary Schools’ Community Choir performance was the one that really mattered!”