In partnership with the Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Playing for Cake CIC, young musicians from Aylsham Cluster Ensemble were given the chance to perform at a fun, informal community singing session on Monday 20 May.

This joyous celebration of collective music-making took place in the Norwich & Norwich Festival’s Spiegeltent, which appears in Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich, for the duration of the festival, and hosts a variety of performances. This event was part of the free Meet Me At The Spiegeltent programme. There was a special atmosphere with people of all ages singing and dancing along to the music.

“Everyone absolutely loved seeing and hearing the children play.” – Music leader

Playing for Cake is a Community Interest Company (CIC) based in North Norfolk. They are a group of community musicians that work on a not-for-profit basis to provide interactive music sessions to promote health and wellbeing.

Aylsham Cluster Ensemble is led by Norfolk Music Service tutors Helen Stowell, Brian Eade and David Stowell. The ensemble is for any instrument, any age and standard, and rehearses at Bure Valley School every Thursday during term time. New players are welcome to join throughout the year. Please contact us if you’re interested in joining.