600 South East London young people take Royal Albert Hall by storm


Six hundred young people from South East London blew the roof off the Royal Albert Hall with a dynamic performance of an exciting new piece by composer Kerry Andrew, The London Breed, inspired by Benjamin Zephaniah’s poem, on Wednesday 12 November.

A choir formed by 15 schools from Southwark, Greenwich, Lambeth and Lewisham Music Hubs were joined by Trinity Laban’s Animate Orchestra and Junior Trinity (Trinity Laban's Saturday school for young and gifted musicians), supported by musicians from the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the music hubs.

As the South Riverside Music Partnership Massed Ensemble, they performed on the last night of the Music for Youth Schools Prom. Classic FM was on hand to interview Kerry and conductor Tim Redmond, and record a small part of the young choir in action.

Darren Henley, Managing Director of Classic FM, tweeted – “Top job @LambethMusic @SouthwarkMusic @Royal_Greenwich @LewishamMH @AnimateOrch @junior_trinity together as @SRiversideMP at #MFYSchoolsProm

Film: http://www.classicfm.com/concerts-events/schools-prom/wednesday-12-november-2014/south-riverside-partnership/

Picture gallery (credit Tas Kyprianou) http://www.taskyprianou.com/trinity_laban_music_for_youth_albert_hall_2014_low_res_browser/index.htm

Creative team

Kerry Andrew - composer

Tim Redmond - conductor

Beatboxer - Trey Qua – Sedgehill School

Soloist – Tasha Mhakayakora, Sydenham School 


Lewisham Music Hub Junior Choir

Brooklands Primary School Choir, Greenwich

Forest Hill Boys School Senior Vocal Group, Lewisham

St Ursula's Chamber Choir, Greenwich

Deansfield Primary School Choir, Greenwich

Sydenham School Choir, Lewisham

Woolwich Polytechnic Boys School, Greenwich

Victory Primary School, Southwark

Oliver Goldsmith Primary School, Southwark

Plumstead Manor Singers, Greenwich

The Elmgreen School Choir, Lambeth

Robert Browning Primary School, Southwark

Oasis Academy South Bank Choir, Lambeth

Jubilee Primary School, Lambeth

Vauxhall Primary School, Lambeth