Accomplished Musicians Perform at the Royal Albert Hall

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.