CBSO / Qatar Airways ‘Spirit of Birmingham’ Project

Four Titan primary schools took part in this unique 9 month programme which saw pupils working with award-winning composer Eamonn O’Dwyer and musicians from the CBSO to create a new piece of music that celebrates the ‘Spirit of Birmingham’. Anglesey, Chilwell Croft, Deykin Avenue and Thornton Primary schools each contributed towards the narrative, lyrics and music of the piece. The final composition received its world premiere on June 14th 2017 at Birmingham Symphony Hall.

‘We try to ensure that our children are able to take advantage of every opportunity that Titan puts in front of us. These projects are helping our children to build their confidence, develop their creative skills and to foster a positive, have-a-go attitude. We are most definitely seeing a direct and positive articulation of these newly developed skills through improved performance and attainment in the classroom.’

Nick Lambert, Head Teacher, Chilwell Croft Academy