All Saints School Prom!

This term, we seem to be on something of a tour of major UK concert halls! Following the children’s success at the Aldershot Festival of Music for Youth, the Head of the Hampshire Music Service invited the orchestra to take part in the Primary Prom concerts at the Anvil Theatre in Basingstoke. This is an eleven hundred seat concert hall but despite its immense proportions the children were not overwhelmed and played absolutely beautifully. The audience was made up of primary school children from throughout Hampshire and we were very honoured to be the only primary aged group invited to actually perform.
The next stop on our tour was the National Festival of Music for Youth in Birmingham. This is a highly prestigious festival and to have one group invited is outstanding but amazingly, both our School Orchestra and our Chamber Choir were invited to perform. The orchestra played in Symphony Hall which is a world class 2262 seat auditorium which many people say is the best concert hall in the UK. Once again our children took it all in their stride and played superbly.
The Chamber Choir then sang in Birmingham’s Town Hall which, with only 1086 seats seemed a bit small! However, Emma Mabin’s last performance with the choir was stunning and resulted in them being awarded a National Certificate of Performance Practice.
To end our ‘tour’, on 19th July, 165 children sang ‘Zadok the Priest’ in the Royal Albert Hall (5272 seats) as part of the Ten Pieces Childrens Prom – what a summer!

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