Music for Youth Proms
The Music for Youth Proms is an annual celebration of young musical talent which is held at The Royal Albert Hall and took place on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings last week. This year 46 children from Chestnut Park had the opportunity, via the GLF Schools’ Foundation, to perform at this prestigious event.
The theme of the Proms this year was #ThankYourMusicTeacher and it featured its biggest ever creative project, with a medley of songs written by one of the Foundation ambassadors, radio presenter, composer and Music for Youth Ambassador, Jack Pepper. Our children performed some of Jack’s compositions as part of a massed ensemble.
This was an incredible opportunity for the children, many of whom had never been to London, never been on the Tube, had never seen the Royal Albert Hall and certainly had not performed on stage in front of thousands of people. The power of music was evident and inspired all that attended the event, whether performing or watching. Opportunities like this are truly memorable, they demonstrate that anything is possible and will continue to inspire the children as they progress through school and grow into young adults.
This quote, from one of our children, summarises the impact of such an event perfectly: “Mrs Jacob, whoever organised this please can you thank them because this is the best day of my life!”
A special thank you to all the staff for making the event happen for the children, the long days and late nights were definitely worth it!
The GLF Schools' Foundation exists to ensure all young people within GLF schools have access to the same opportunities and experiences regardless of their financial background.
For more information about the GLF Schools' Foundation, please click here.