Howard Goodall's Class Acts

Howard Goodall's series showcasing the scale and quality of young musical talent in British specialist schools and arts colleges.

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01The Sage, Gateshead Weekend School * * * *20080912

Howard Goodall's series showcasing the scale and quality of young musical talent in British specialist schools and arts colleges.

Howard discovers fine traditional music from Folkestra, funk/swing fusion from Rocket Science and an exquisite classical chamber trio, all from the gifted and talented weekend school hosted by the Sage, Gateshead.

02Lipa - Ysgol Glanaethwy *20080919

Howard Goodall has two places of musical education in his sights this week with a visit to Sir Paul Mccartney's old school and now prestigious performing arts institute, LIPA, and just across the water in Bangor, North Wales where Ysgol Glanaethwy's Welsh-speaking students excel in singing and musical theatre.

03Purcell School *20080926

This week the programme features a symphony orchestra from the Purcell School, based in Hertfordshire.

04*20081003

Howard features two comprehensive schools, the most successful school brass band in the world, Smithills from Bolton, plus exemplary singing and playing from Guildford County School.

05St Mary's Music School, Edinburgh *20081010

Howard heads north of the border, where an extraordinary harpist and an award-winning string ensemble help St Mary's Music School celebrate its 35th anniversary.

06 LASTThe Brit School *20081017

Howard visits the inspirational Brit School in Croydon where he discovers two diverse ensembles preparing for their sets at Glastonbury - Buddha Tears, a jazz/funk fusion band, and energetic rockers Jenners Field.

Plus Charlotte Campbell, a singer-songwriter with a big future.