Twenty two younsters from across North Yorkshire have used art masterpieces as inspiration to create musical monuments.
The scheme, which was run by York based Accessible Arts And Media, involved the group of 8 to 12 year olds visiting the National Trust’s Beningborough Hall, which is home to paintings from the National Portrait Gallery.
Mollie Taylor, who coordinated the project, said the children selected portraits with military and party overtones and used those themes to develop compositions known as “sound portraits”.
The youngsters spent several days rehearsing the pieces at Welburn Hall School, in Kirkbymoorside, before a final performance in front of an audience in the Great Hall, at Beningborough.
Ms Taylor said “We got a lot of positive feedback from the kids. They said they would like to come back next year, and for two weeks, instead of the one week it was this time.”
The Musical Monuments course was funded by Youth Music, North Yorkshire Business and Education Partnership and Amicus.