Below are some of the educational projects undertaken by WCC since 2008

One of the main aims of the concert series, when possible, is to to provide musical opportunities for schools in Woodbridge. These have included projects for both primary and secondary students.

The 2018 season will enable string players from Farlingaye and Woodbridge schools to perform the Concerto Grosso by Vaughan Williams alongside the Royal College of Music Strings. Written for the Rural Music Schools’ Festival in 1950, it was first performed in the Royal Albert Hall under Sir Adrian Boult. It has parts both for professional players and good amateurs. It is almost unique in the string repertoire and shows once again that, forty years after composing the Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, Vaughan Williams had not lost his ability to write beautiful music for strings.

The school players will prepare the work and then join the conductor Mark Messenger for two rehearsals before the final one with the RCM Strings on the day of the concert. This is a wonderful opportunity for these talented players to perform in a public concert with those who are about to embark on professional careers.

This concert, the second in the series, takes place on the 12th May in St Mary’s Parish Church commencing at 7.30pm. Tickets (all reserved) will be available from the beginning of March. As usual, there are free seats for those 18 and under provided they are accompanied by a parent. The concert has been specifically designed with young concert goers in mind.



Farlingaye and Woodbridge schools' students in previous rehearsals with Mark Messenger.