Friday, 7 October 2016

Primary Proms 2015

On Thursday 7th October 30 of our pupils - with Broadford Primary - were delighted to attend The Primary Proms 2015.

This concert, in the stunning venue of the Royal Albert Hall, provides primary school children with the opportunity to experience a live orchestra and encourage their involvement in music. 

At the concert 5,000 school children from London schools attended... for free! One of the most inspirational parts of the show is that much of the music is performed by children of the same age.

"I can't believe that children of our age can be so confident. They had to perform in front of thousands of pupils. It must have been really scary!"

Of the pupils that went on the trip 90% had never seen a live orchestra, 100% had never visited the Royal Albert Hall and 100% of those on the trip said that it has inspired them to work harder in their music lessons.

"The choir was amazing. Their voices started off so gently and then it became a roar. How did only 20 people manage to fill a hall so large with their voices?"

Harrow Tamil Carnatic Orchestra
Aged 13-20 from Harrow, Middlesex
Musical Director: Sandrasegara Sadachchara

Dulwich Hamlet Junior School Fusion Ensemble
Aged 10-12 from London
Musical Director: Lauren Brant
Londinium Dulwich Hamlet Junior School Fusion Ensemble

Royal College of Music Junior Department Chamber Choir
Aged 15-18 from London
Musical Director: Joy Hill
Blow the Wind Southerley arr. Timothy Salter
Lord I’m Free Steve Dobrogosz

Berkshire Youth Symphony Orchestra, RCMJD Chamber
Choir and Audience
Musical Director: Rachel Leach and Jonathan Burnett
‘Jupiter’ The Planets Holst arr Rachel Leach

Young Brasscals
Aged 14-18 from London
Musical Director: Liz Jones
Lady Marmalade arr E Crowhurst
Brooklyn arr E Crowhurst

Taking place throughout the year these inspirational free concerts are performed by young people for young people, providing first hand experience of live music-making in a fun and engaging environment.

About the Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall is one of the most famous venues in the world, regularly presenting some of the best known performers in a range of genres on its stage. From classical music concerts to rock and pop, from opera and ballet to circus, from community events to tennis, the Hall’s programme is incredibly diverse.

The Royal Albert Hall was built to fulfil the vision of Prince Albert (Queen Victoria's consort) of a 'Central Hall' that would be used to promote understanding and appreciation of the Arts and Sciences and would stand at the heart of the South Kensington estate, surrounded by museums and places of learning. 

"I have never been here before. The hall was so impressive to look at. Suddenly the dome loomed up above the trees. Inside it was HUGE!"