Last rehearsal for 600 local kids before the big night at Schools Proms


On Saturday 8 November, six hundred children from South East London had their full dress rehearsal for a very special performance at the Royal Albert Hall - the Music for Youth Schools Proms on Wed 12 November 2014.

Nearly 400 school children - from 15 schools from Southwark, Greenwich, Lambeth and Lewisham Music Hubs - joined 200 other students from Trinity Laban’s Animate Orchestra and  Junior Trinity, Trinity Laban's Saturday school for young and gifted musicians, at Deptford Green School.

Together they form the South Riverside Music Partnership Massed Ensemble, and will give a dynamic performance at the last night of the Schools Proms with an exciting new piece by composer Kerry Andrew, The London Breed, inspired by Benjamin Zephaniah’s poem.

The students will join thousands of young people from around the UK for the Schools Proms, which start tonight (Monday 10 November) and finish on Wednesday. 

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

 Picture credit - Tas Kyprianou