On Tuesday 26 June, the young musicians of In Harmony Liverpool performed their second chamber concert in St George's Hall Concert Room on the same stage where they have seen international superstars play, including violinist Tasmin Little and the Simon Bolivar String Quartet, a product of Venezuela's acclaimed El Sistema, on which In Harmony is modelled.
The event was headlined by the fantastic West Everton Super Strings (In Harmony Liverpool's ensemble for children aged 11 to 14), performing a variety of music, ranging from Sheila Nelson's "Long Long Ago", to "What Makes You Beautiful", recently recorded by One Direction.
During the concert, there was also a performance by the West Everton String Quartet (young musicians aged between 13 and 14 from West Everton who have been part of In Harmony Liverpool since the beginning), and the In Harmony Lambeth String Quartet, made up of four young musicians from In Harmony Lambeth. Each Quartet performed on their own, before joining together for the second time as the In Harmony Octet, giving a reprise performance of the set they played at the Sounds Venezuela festival at the Southbank Centre on 23 June.
The concert also featured the In Harmony String Quintet (students aged 10 and 11 from Faith Primary School in West Everton), West Everton Junior Strings (In Harmony Liverpool's junior ensemble for children aged 8 to 11) and The Friary Ensemble (made up of the In Harmony Musician team, and Ensemble Coaches - musicians from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra working regularly with the children at In Harmony Liverpool).
The concert was attended by over 150 parents, family members, West Everton residents, and the general public. You can see more photos of the concert below.