AN EXCITING and unusual musical collaboration is making its way to the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre.

In a concert devised and conducted by Julian Breeze young singers from primary schools from around the area, members of Taunton SingingWorks and Heathfield Community School will be both performers and audience as they collaborate with Orchestra West.

Nine lively songs from the environmental musical The Big Blue and Green Machine, will be sung by the 150-strong choir with full orchestral accompaniment.

They will be interspersed with related orchestral pieces including Danse Macabre, Star Wars and Vaughan Williams English Folk Song Suite.

The professional musicians of Orchestra West will be augmented by talented young students from Richard Huish College, Heathfield Community School and the Somerset County Youth Orchestra.

Musical director Julian Breeze said: "Its been quite a task preparing a programme suitable for all of the performers, including the young musicians aged eight to 18 and the experienced instrumentalists in the orchestra.

"I've had to compose and arrange some of the music specifically for this combination of performers.

"The Blue and Green songs are all on the theme of the planet.

"A celebration and a warning, and can be performed as a full length musical.

"However, for this concert I have taken the nine most orchestral songs and made fresh arrangements for choir and full orchestra.

"I've also tried to build in a link between the songs and the purely orchestral pieces in the programme.

"It should all add up to an exciting and inspirational evening. "

The concerts will be taking place on February 21 and February 22 both starting at 6.30pm.

The concerts, have been generously supported by Taunton Music Trust, WPA Benevolent Foundation and the Fairfield Trust.

Tickets are available from the TMAC box office on 01823 414141.