On Wednesday 13 November, over 600 Cornish musicians travelled to the Royal Albert Hall in London for the spectacular Last Night of the School Proms.
Organised through national music education charity, Music for Youth, the prestigious event saw young musicians from across the country coming together to perform in one of the world’s most famous venues. Among them were members of Truro School’s Junior and Senior Wind Band and Percussionists, performing One and All, an original piece by legendary multi-instrumentalist and composer Joe Broughton.
Lower Sixth’s Kitty has been playing the flute for eight years and called it a ‘very special experience’:
“It felt amazing performing with such a large group on the stage of the Royal Albert Hall, particularly as part of the Last Night of the School Proms. The lighting and staging was fantastic and I’ll always remember the feeling of over 3000 people applauding us with deafening claps!”
Director of Music Martin Palmer said: “We were delighted to be involved in such an incredible and inspiring event at the Royal Albert Hall. I’m very proud of all our musicians who took part. It was a fantastic experience for our pupils and one they will treasure for life.”
The final dress rehearsal for the performance was held on Wednesday 6 November at Truro School, when musicians, dancers and singers from 27 schools and musical organisations from across the county gathered together in preparation.
Of the rehearsals, Headmaster Andrew Gordon-Brown, said: “Given the calibre of the musicians who make our Music Department what it is, it is fitting that the MFY chose to rehearse on our school campus.”