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Salem to welcome students from premiere English boarding school to perform in free concert

Posted by Terri Ogan  June 27, 2013 03:04 PM

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The Leys School, one of England's premier independent co-ed boarding schools, is sending its group of 44 students to perform at Salem Old Town Hall as part of a national concert series.

A touring group of students and chaperones comprise a choir of 25 vocalists, a jazz ensemble of 15, a wind orchestra of 35 and a string orchestra of 15, all performing on Sunday July 7 at 6 p.m. at Salem Old Town Hall.  Admission is free.

They will also be participating in a church service the following Sunday morning at Wesley United Church in Salem.

Founded in 1875 by the Methodist Conference, the Leys School, located by the University of Cambridge, has over 550 students, ages 11 to 18.  They have a unique music program, with over 250 weekly instrumental and vocal lessons taught by a team of 25 visiting musicians, many of whom play professionally.
 
They will be arriving in Salem after giving a series of concerts in New York and Boston.  These concerts include a performance on the flight deck of the Intrepid Museum and Boylston Plaza at the Prudential Center.

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