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Students from LS18 Rocks joined forces with musicians from the world renowned Halle Orchestra to compose pieces that spread the message of climate change. 

The musicians collaborated online and travelled across the Pennines to create the trio of songs, made with an exciting fusion of orchestral instruments and a full rock band.

The two musical genres combined to produce three pieces that were premiered at Leeds Town Hall in October 2021.

Hallé Bass player Bea Schirmer said: “LS18 Rocks are the most talented and well prepared group of young people I have ever worked with. They have great song-writing skills and are already accomplished musicians.”


This collaboration came off the back of the LS18 Rocks debut single ‘Up in Flames’. The band-aid style song featured all the members from LS18 Rocks, with many also appearing in the video created in everyone’s homes due to the pandemic.

“Our house is on fire. I am here to say, our house is on fire. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.”

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