Curtain up on 93rd music and drama festival

One of the highlights of the Brigg musical year starts next week.

The 93rd North Lincolnshire Music and Drama Festival opens at 9am on Monday, March 4, in St John’s Church with the solo descant recorder class for children aged 9 years.

Having the honour of opening the prestigious event will be Danielle Bate of North Kelsey Primary School.

Always popular are the primary school choir classes, of which there are two on Wednesday afternoon.

Brigg County Primary School will sing with St Mary’s Academy Brigg in the 2pm class, while the village school choirs section, including North Kelsey Primary and All Saints Grasby Primary, will be at 2.40pm.

Fresh from their hugely successful production of the hit musical Oliver, The Vale Academy will be strongly represented in many of the classes, while Caistor has a particularly strong representation in the strings sections through the week.

Market Rasen’s Da Capo Folk Group will bring the music classes in the first week to a close on Thursday evening in St John’s Church,

The festival continues from March 11, with drama classes held in the Angel Suite during the day from 9am on Monday and Tuesday and in St John’s Church during the day on Wednesday.

The evening drama classes are held in The Vale Academy, as is the Festival Concert on March 16, at 6pm.

The public are invited to support the festival at the various venues; nominal charge on door.