200 pupils set to feel the beat at one of London's biggest school concerts
More than 200 young musicians are set to take to the stage at the Hackney Empire for one of London’s biggest school concerts.
The fifth annual Borough Beats will showcase the best urban sounds, percussion and world music from schools across Hackney and Tower Hamlets. The neighbouring boroughs take it in turn to host the prestigious event; previous shows have been held at the Round Chapel in Clapton and the Troxy in Stepney.
Borough Beats V takes place on Thursday 6 June, from 6.30-8.45pm, when guests can expect to hear instruments including tabla and dhol, African and Afro Cuban drumming, orchestral percussion and steel pan, as well as some impressive dance displays. The evening will culminate in a massed performance by all the musicians and performers.
Borough Beats is one of the ways Hackney showcases the great musical talent being nurtured in our schools. The young performers are extraordinary and it is always a real spectacle. This year’s event looks set to be the biggest yet. I do urge you to book tickets as soon as possible for a fine evening's entertainment.
Tickets cost £6-10, concessions £3 from www.hackneyempire.co.uk