On a rainy, grey day Years 5 and 6 went by public transport to the Royal Albert Hall with teachers, parents and one of our Governors to experience this concert whi showcased young talented musicians from around the United Kingdom.
Harrow Tamil Orchestra opened the concert with traditional Southern Indian music. Gifted young musicians played sitars, electric keyboards, traditional hand drums and violins.
Dulwich Hamlet Junior School Fusion Ensemble were next up, playing ' Londinium' a piece they had composed themselves, reflecting a day in the life in the capital.
The Royal College of Music Junior Department Chamber Choir sang a quietly lyrical song, about a Yorkshire lady singing to the wind to bring her true love back. They then sang out 'Lord I'm Free', an uplifting spiritual declaration of faith.
Berkshire Symphony Orchestra played Holst's 'Jupiter' a piece that included audience participation, clapping, sounds and of course a Mexican Wave.
Finally an upbeat funk jazz version of 'Lady Marmalade' was performed by Young Brasscals. Drums, tuba, saxophone played while the audience danced to the expertly played instruments, followed by a song about Brooklyn, an amazingly atmospheric piece.
Thank you to Mrs Saunders for organising this event, enabling the children to experience live music played by young people with such skill at one of London's most iconic music venues.