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