BBC Coventry Family Orchestra & Chorus at Stoke Park School

Stoke Park School is delighted to have taken part in the BBC Biggest Weekend held during the May Bank Holiday, from May 25 to 28. In partnership with Coventry Music Education Hub, Stoke Park hosted children and their parents from across the City as part of this year's BBC Biggest Weekend Fringe. Families had the opportunity to make music together, joining members of the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC singers in a series of fun, family-friendly workshops at the school.

Coordinated by our Head of Music, Miss Kennedy, several families joined together on Saturday 26 May to create some exciting new music alongside a workshop leader and team of fantastic musicians from the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The project was filmed and broadcast as part of the event at Coventry’s War Memorial Park, where Nigel Kennedy and the BBC Concert Orchestra performed on May 27 and 28.

Director of BBC Radio and Music at the BBC, Bob Shennan, said: ‘BBC Music has a strong history of bringing the nation together for some special moments, and this is the biggest single music event ever attempted by the BBC.’ BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend took place on four sites, in four nations, across four days. Belfast, Coventry, Perth and Swansea were the four UK cities that hosted the event on the May bank holiday weekend. Stoke Park School is thrilled to have been able to host the BBC Biggest Weekend Fringe event for the local community.

Click here to view the video about this event.