Magical music from the movies of Walt Disney will celebrate the master storyteller at Newington Community Primary School in Ramsgate.
The show, called Walt Disney – the man and his music, is on Wednesday, October 18, from 6pm in the main hall. It will tell Disney’s life story accompanied by musical extracts from his films, readings by pupils, videos and photos.
Music teacher Warwick Eldred said: “Around 60 children in junior and senior choirs from Year 2 to Year 6 are taking part and among the songs they have been learning are Walt Disney’s personal favourites.”
The music illustrates Disney’s life story chronologically from When You Wish Upon a Star up to songs from The Jungle Book.
Mr Eldred added: “So many pupils love Disney films and the accompanying music, but few children know much about the man who came to create the Disney empire. This concert is a celebration of his many achievements.
“It’s a true story of ambition, achievement and aspiration which perfectly reflects the ethos of our school. To paraphrase the great man himself, we must never lose sight of the fact that it was all started by a mouse.
Mr Eldred will be conducting the choir using his new music baton, which was recently presented to him by Head Teacher Cliff Stokes. Mr Stokes said: “Until a few weeks ago Mr Eldred has been using an old drumstick.
“He is a professional musician and we felt it only right he had the right tool for a professional job. I must say he looks perfect now when he flourishes the baton to conduct the choir or our musicians.”