Sixth Former Kelsie Cooling will be heading off to Seoul, South Korea on 20th September, equipped with her cello, to join the rest of the North Devon Sinfonia who will be representing the UK in the prestigious South Korea Music Festival. Joining her on the trip will be Director of Music Emma Kent who will be conducting and former pupil Laura Wormington.
The trip follows on from their success in last year’s BBC 2s All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge, when the North Devon Sinfonia, featuring a number of our pupils, past and present. Their prize for winning was an incredible opportunity to play at the BBC Proms in the Park in Hyde Park, London, in front of an audience of 40,000.
This is a fantastic opportunity for Kelsie and the rest of the orchestra, both musically and culturally and we will look forward to hearing about it on her return to school later in the month.