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BBC Music Day film highlights inclusive music making in Bristol

Inclusive music making is the focus of a film highlighting the BBC Music Day event organised by Bristol Plays Music on 5th June.

The 4-minute clip features conductor Charles Hazelwood and members of the British Paraorchestra, the group he founded in 2012 to recognise disabled musicians.

The Paraochestra performed four original pieces at the concert at Colston Hall in Bristol, alongside children from the South West Open Youth Orchestra, City of Bristol Choir and South West youth choirs including Bristol Youth Choir, Elmfield Signing Choir and Hope Choir. Many of the children performed with sign language or custom built instruments using new assistive technology.

Conductor David Ogden also took part in the event, along with Music and the Deaf founder Paul Whittaker OBE, who led the signing.

Watch the film here.