Pixie Lott, James May and Christopher Eccleston have been announced as presenters.

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BBC Music has launched Ten Pieces Secondary, an hour-long film composed of ten segments designed to introduce students to classical music, following the launch of Ten Pieces Primary last year.

The film will play at cinemas around the UK in October, with schools invited to book free tickets for the screenings.

Ten Pieces Secondary features the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Alpesh Chauhan playing alongside the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the Hallé Choir, as well as soloists Nicola Benedetti, Alison Balsom, and DJ Mr Switch. All the performances were shot at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester.

Each segment will be introduced by a celebrity presenter. The line-up of presenters is: TV presenter James May; musician Pixie Lott; actor Bobby Lockwood; comedian Doc Brown; ex-footballer Dion Dublin; Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo and composer Gabriel Prokofiev; poet Lemn Sissay; TV presenter Molly Rainford; comedian Vikki Stone; actor Christopher Ecclestone.

Tony Hall, director-general of the BBC, said: “I’m so proud of this campaign, the biggest commitment the BBC has ever made to music education in our country.”

Schools can now book free tickets to see the film at cinemas nationwide: www.bbc.co.uk/tenpieces