On Tuesday night 17 of the top Truro School musicians performed at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Music for Youth Proms, a result of a huge countrywide festival that has involved around 40,000 children.
They played Mussorgsky’s Night On A Bare Mountain and the massed ensemble finale – a new work written especially for the 1400 participants in this event. Both Fred Bareham and Katie Shaw took major solo in the Night On A Bare Mountain.
The Music for Youth is a national youth arts charity working to provide young people with life-changing performance and progression opportunities. Truro School pupils account for approximately a quarter of the Cornwall Youth Orchestra, and many of our musicians are section leaders.
The Music for Youth Proms is described as a celebration of the best young musical talent that the UK has to offer.
The group received a vast amount of terrific feedback after their performance.
Speaking about the occasion, Music Scholar Molly Carleston said:
“It was an amazing experience performing in the Royal Albert Hall and definitely not something that happens every day. The Cornwall Youth Orchestra is a great way to meet like minded people and develop communication skills.”
The Cornwall Youth Orchestra’s next event is BBC Ten Pieces where they will be giving children a new outlook on classical music.