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Sun 27 Feb 2022

The Big String 2022

Gloucestershire Academy of Music (GAM) was delighted to present our sixth annual Big String project on the 21st and 22nd of February. A hundred and forty-three young players aged from 5 to 18, from grade 1 to post grade 8 spent a day at Dean Close school and then moved to Tewkesbury Abbey to prepare for their well-attended 3pm concert. They worked together on a newly commissioned piece by Jeff Moore, The Comet Stone and Jon Trim’s Celtic Fantasia.

Head to ‘The Big String‘ page for the full gallery. Photographs by Steve Green.

The children were supported by tutors from Gloucestershire Academy of Music and Make Music Gloucestershire. GAM’s Artistic Director, Glyn Oxley, conceived and developed the Big String, and also directed the project along with Jonathan Trim (conductor of Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra).

The Comet Stone was a world premiere, especially commissioned by GAM for the occasion and generously supported by The Radcliffe Trust.

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