The 60 strong Sixth Form Chamber Choir from St Aidan’s High School, Harrogate, has been selected to perform at a series of national showcase concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 11-13 November.
They will join 3000 young people from all backgrounds who have demonstrated exceptional talent during Music for Youth’s annual festival programme. St Aidan’s Chamber Choir’s journey to the Schools Prom spans over 10 months, from taking part in one of 67 Regional Festivals across the UK featuring 1500 groups, followed by a performance in the Music for Youth National Festivals alongside 250 groups, down to just 40 groups who will perform in the high-profile and celebrated Schools Prom.
The Music for Youth Schools Prom concerts present an imaginative and energetic repertoire and a line up that ranges from a trio of folk musicians, through to a troupe of junk percussionists, and a classical quintet through to a 600-strong choir. With international influences and an eclectic mix of genres, from Daft Punk to Vaughan Williams, and Elbow to Tchaikovsky, the concerts provide an electrifying evening for even the most seasoned concert-goer.
Each night of the Schools Prom has its own unique theme:
Monday 11 November 2013
Celebration: music is an incredible force that unites people; featuring high energy music with a party atmosphere, and impressive thematic numbers.
Tuesday 12 November 2013
Transformation: understanding the past to shape the future; expect ethereal sounds musical storytelling, and vibes reminiscent of a wartime era.
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Innovation: looking at new ways of doing things; presenting original compositions and new slants on old classics, and global influences.
Judith Webster, Chief Executive of Music for Youth said:
The Schools Prom – having played host to household names like Nigel Kennedy, Gary Barlow and Laura Mvula – features some of the best young musicians and performers in the UK today. The quality and scale of what the concerts represent make for a phenomenal evening.
Discounted tickets for young people under 25 are priced from £5 (plus £2.20 booking fee, quoting the discount code 13857) are available from the Royal Albert Hall Box Office on 020 7589 8212 or at www.mfy.org.uk/schoolsprom