St John’s Angell Town Primary sing in celebration of Windrush

Last night children from year 5 at St John’s Angell Town joined forces with singers from Black Thrive,Woodlawns Community Centre, the Pegasus Community choir and professional opera singers from Pegasus Opera to form the Pegasus Windrush Choir and celebrate 70 years since Windrush. The Brixton Learning Collaborative were delighted to be invited to be part of this event, highlighting the outstanding contribution of the Caribbean community to the UK. This was part of a programme of music performed at the highest level to a packed Lambeth Town Hall. The audience were also treated to a special performance by Nadine Benjamin, currently performing in Porgy and Bess at English National Opera. The children from St John’s sang with enthusiasm and style following 5 weeks of expert training from professional coach and choir director Allyson Devenish. A special thanks goes to Mr Obika, their class teacher, who looked after the children for this and Saturday’s performance at Tate Library, giving his time over half term. Congratulations St John’s for all their hard work and great singing.