On Sunday 29th October, fourteen Year 5 boys from our Boys Choir joined forces with the Southend Boys Choir, a well established professional choir, to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in a rendition of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.
To say the occasion was overwhelming would be an understatement, however the boys were consummate professionals throughout the day – from the coach journey to London, the rehearsal on stage and onto the final performance to a ‘full house’.
The boys were treated to a wonderful first half programme played by the Philharmonia Orchestra of Glinka and Saint-Saens, and then took to the stage in the second half to sing the iconic and dramatic piece of music, Carmina Burana. They sang beautifully to an audience of over 5000 and were blessed with a rousing standing ovation at the end of the performance – which was well-deserved.
Congratulations to all the boys on your Royal Albert Hall debut and thank you for your exceptional behaviour.