Our Year 5 and 6 pupils went to the Royal Albert Hall to participate in the Scratch Messiah. 1500 school children from all over the country, and a handful from Italy, arrived in the morning to rehearse with a professional orchestra and soloists to piece together Handel’s masterpiece. We were the only School from Surrey to take part.
Every school had been learning the choruses from the work in preparation for singing together in one of the country’s most famous music venues. Pupils were seated right next to the organ and were in awe of its size and sound.
Our pupils had a fantastic day with Dr Grigsby and Mr Edney, thoroughly enjoying both the rehearsals and concert. It was a truly brilliant experience for the children to perform at such a young age in a venue where many greats of the classical and pop music world have walked before.
Mrs King, mother of Year 6 pupil Evie King said, "As a parent, I was amazed by the opportunity provided for our child to sing at the Royal Albert Hall. Watching the performance was delightful. It was such a well organised trip and performance. My daughter came home full of excitement. Thank you to the Music Department for providing such an amazing experience."
The School will be participating again next year, so keep your eyes peeled in the New Year for announcements on how to sign up.
20 November 2017