Primary school pupils are being given the unique opportunity to create new 10 minute Snappy Operas with industry professionals.

The students from Priory, Lynch Hill, Parlaunt Park and St Ethelbert’s schools in Slough and St Anthony’s in Farnham Royal are currently in rehearsals for their big performance later this month.

In 2017 Mahogany Opera sent professional composers and librettists into the schools to create 10 brand new 10-minute operas.

The final show will at Beechwood High School in Long Readings Lane on Monday, March 26 at 6pm, staged by the Slough Music Service - a not for profit organisation that provides music lessons, training and events in and outside of school for children and young people in Slough..

Councillor Shabnum Sadiq, Slough Borough Council's cabinet member for children and education, said: “Snappy Operas is a wonderful project that brings students together as one voice. There are no soloists or choruses – every character is represented by a group so that everyone feels fully involved at all times."

The Snappy Operas performances are part of the Slough Music Festival 2018.

On Saturday, March 17 the Music Service will also be holding a free music workshop at The Curve from noon till 4pm for students in years two to six, where young people will create their very own piece of music based on Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds.

To sign up, or for more information about upcoming events, contact Laura Lancaster, head of Slough Music Service at or phone 01753 875732.