Youngsters hit the right note at Christmas concert

Blackpool Music Service held its Christmas Festival in the Winter Gardens' Empress Ballroom.'The BASSO Orchestra open the evening
Blackpool Music Service held its Christmas Festival in the Winter Gardens' Empress Ballroom.'The BASSO Orchestra open the evening

From talented tuba players to vibrant violinists - hundreds of Blackpool youngsters showed off their musical skills at a special performance held at the Winter Gardens.

Family and friends were invited to the 13th annual Christmas Festival Concert to celebrate the achievements of the resort’s children.

Performing in the Primary School Choir

Performing in the Primary School Choir

The Empress Ballroom resounded to popular Christmas classics, Christmas film music and favourite pop tunes performed by a massed schools orchestra BASSO, the Youth Concert Band brass band, Blackpool Music Service Youth Choir and an 800 strong primary school choir.

A second concert will take place on December 16 at All Hallows Church in Bispham, with tickets available on the door.

In total around 1,000 children will take part in both concerts.

Coun Graham Cain, cabinet secretary for Blackpool Council, said: “Teaching our children to be able to read and play music is a really important skill.

Not only does music allow them to learn new things and meet new people, but it also helps with their confidence and personal development too

“Not only does music allow them to learn new things and meet new people, but it also helps with their confidence and personal development too.

“Every year, the Christmas concert proves to be a resounding success.”

Blackpool Music Service held its Christmas Festival in the Winter Gardens' Empress Ballroom.'A packed ballroom.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'8-12-2015

Blackpool Music Service held its Christmas Festival in the Winter Gardens' Empress Ballroom.'A packed ballroom. PIC BY ROB LOCK'8-12-2015

Blackpool Music Service held its Christmas Festival in the Winter Gardens' Empress Ballroom.'Pupils from Roseacre Academy perform as part of the Primary School Choir.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'8-12-2015

Blackpool Music Service held its Christmas Festival in the Winter Gardens' Empress Ballroom.'Pupils from Roseacre Academy perform as part of the Primary School Choir. PIC BY ROB LOCK'8-12-2015

Blackpool Music Service held its Christmas Festival in the Winter Gardens' Empress Ballroom.'Pupils from St John Vianney Catholic Primary perform as part of the Primary School Choir.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'8-12-2015

Blackpool Music Service held its Christmas Festival in the Winter Gardens' Empress Ballroom.'Pupils from St John Vianney Catholic Primary perform as part of the Primary School Choir. PIC BY ROB LOCK'8-12-2015

Blackpool Music Service held its Christmas Festival in the Winter Gardens' Empress Ballroom.'Performing in the Primary School Choir.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'8-12-2015

Blackpool Music Service held its Christmas Festival in the Winter Gardens' Empress Ballroom.'Performing in the Primary School Choir. PIC BY ROB LOCK'8-12-2015

Blackpool Music Service held its Christmas Festival in the Winter Gardens' Empress Ballroom.'The First Beat Orchestra.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'8-12-2015

Blackpool Music Service held its Christmas Festival in the Winter Gardens' Empress Ballroom.'The First Beat Orchestra. PIC BY ROB LOCK'8-12-2015

Blackpool Music Service held its Christmas Festival in the Winter Gardens' Empress Ballroom.'The First Beat Orchestra.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'8-12-2015

Blackpool Music Service held its Christmas Festival in the Winter Gardens' Empress Ballroom.'The First Beat Orchestra. PIC BY ROB LOCK'8-12-2015

Blackpool Music Service held its Christmas Festival in the Winter Gardens' Empress Ballroom.'The First Beat Orchestra.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'8-12-2015

Blackpool Music Service held its Christmas Festival in the Winter Gardens' Empress Ballroom.'The First Beat Orchestra. PIC BY ROB LOCK'8-12-2015

Blackpool Music Service held its Christmas Festival in the Winter Gardens' Empress Ballroom.'The First Beat Orchestra.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'8-12-2015

Blackpool Music Service held its Christmas Festival in the Winter Gardens' Empress Ballroom.'The First Beat Orchestra. PIC BY ROB LOCK'8-12-2015

Blackpool Music Service held its Christmas Festival in the Winter Gardens' Empress Ballroom.'Kate Fard directs the First Beat Orchestra.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'8-12-2015

Blackpool Music Service held its Christmas Festival in the Winter Gardens' Empress Ballroom.'Kate Fard directs the First Beat Orchestra. PIC BY ROB LOCK'8-12-2015