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Monday, 24 March 2014

Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall

Last week Yrs 5 and 6 went to the ‘Classical Spectacular’ concert in Kensington.  
 
It opened with The Welsh Guards and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra playing ‘Stars and Stripes’, followed by Pachelbel (quite marvellous live).  Then we were treated to an aria from Rossini’s ‘Barber of Seville’ and the waltz from Tchaikovsky’s 'Swan Lake' (with accompanying dancers in brightly coloured ball gowns).
 
Jonathan Scott played the finale from the ‘Organ Symphony’ by Saint Saens.  Seated close to the organ we could feel the vibrations, the music being punctuated with an amazing laser light show.  He then, on the piano, played 'Rhapsody In Blue' by George Gershwin, combining elements of classical music with jazz.
 
We clapped along to Elgar’s 'Pomp and Circumstance', and when 'Land of Hope and Glory' started playing, the British flag was projected by laser lights around the auditorium.
 
Paul George Clark sang 'Nessun Dorma', from Puccini’s ‘Turandot’ a wonderful opportunity to hear a professional tenor sing live – and very moving too.
 
Fireworks, cannons and flames accompanied 'Land of Hope and Glory', ending a truly spectacular cultural experience.
 
Thank you to Mrs Saunders for organising this trip and to Mrs Campbell-Hill, Miss Gardener, Mr Bowes, support staff and parents who supported pupils on this curriculum-enriching trip.

Nilgun Bekir