Hertfordshire's musical schoolchildren to perform at Royal Albert Hall gala

Schoolchildren from across the county are set to perform at a biennial concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

Friday, 24th January 2020, 12:11 pm
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 12:14 pm

This event is a opportunity for more than 2,500 young people to share their musical talent at one of London's most iconic venue.

As part of its commitment to championing new music, Hertfordshire Music Service commissioned conductor and pop musician, Anne Dudley, will compose a piece for the Gala.

Anne, a member of the successful synth-pop band, Art of Noise, will be presenting the world premiere of her new work I am Alban at the Hertfordshire Schools’ Gala.

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The massed primary and secondary school choirs, alongside the County Youth Choir, will be supported by the Hertfordshire Schools’ Symphony Orchestra and there will be additional performances by instrumental and dance groups from our secondary schools.

Ben Stevens, director of music said: “Hertfordshire Music Service is at the start of a new 10-year musical journey with a renewed vision for enabling every young person to discover their own unique musical voice.

“The Hertfordshire Schools’ Gala could inspire many young people to begin a life-changing musical journey, and our ambition at HMS is to support everyone to express themselves through music making of any kind.”

Terry Douris, cabinet member for education, libraries and localism, said: “Hertfordshire County Council’s Music Service enjoys a national reputation for excellence due to the superb level of music-making performed by our young musicians.

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“All concerts provide a great opportunity for members of the public to enjoy some wonderful music and see the wealth of musical talent we have in the county.”

Tickets for the events which take place on Sunday March 8, 2020, at 1.45pm & 7.45pm are available from the Royal Albert Hall Box Office: www.royalalberthall.com or 020 7589 8212.

If the Royal Albert Hall has sold out of any tickets, please contact the Music Service directly on 01438 843554 to purchase pre-reserved tickets.