On Monday 26th November a party of thirty four children, thirty one of which are in the schools Chamber Choir along with three siblings from Form 1 will spend a full day rehearsing with other choirs from schools around England for the Christmas themed Barnardo's Concert. All the schools have been allocated parts to sing and have learnt the words and music to all the songs which include items from 'Frozen', 'La, La, Land', 'The Greatest Showman' and the full musical score of 'Home for Christmas' by Jo Sands and Ruth Kenward.
Dancers from the 'Adele Stitch School of Dance' will be performing. Adele Stitch has been dancing since she was 2! Adele has run her own dance school since 2008. The school currently offers 46 weekly classes in 5 different disciplines. Mainly based in Nailsea (North Somerset), she holds classes for all ages and abilities.
The choir will be supervised by Miss Mills and Mrs Clucas on the stage and assisted by Mrs Parry and Mrs Vorster off the stage. The children will sing the chorus to 'Land of Hope and Glory at the end of the concert and wave small Manx flags.
The children are looking forward to meeting and singing with lots of other school choirs in such a big and important venue.
The Royal Albert Hall is a registered charity, held in trust for the nation's benefit. There purpose is to:
The world's leading figures in music, dance, sport and politics have appeared on its stage since they opened in 1871, and now over 1.7 million people enjoy live experiences every year, with millions more experiencing their events through broadcasts, recordings and new media channels.
The iconic venue is open to the public during the day through tours of the building, live music in Verdi, and free exhibitions, and is home to the Elgar Room, a state-of-the art small-scale performance space.
The public benefit work is of paramount importance to them. It covers not only their own Education & Outreach programme, but also close liaison with charities and charity events, both large and small; performances at day centres and hospices; free music, exhibitions and events; their sponsorship programme, and fascinating archive which they are working to make accessible to all.
Barnardo's Young Supporters Concerts help raise money to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK. Up to 2,000 children each year take part in Barnardo's Young Supporters' Concerts, which have been held since 1998. The Buchan children have taken part in concerts at 'The Royal Festival Hall' and the 'Barbican Centre'. They are very excited and a little nervous about going to the 'Royal Albert Hall' but it will be the most wonderful, memorable event in their young lives.
Miss Sue Mills (Head of Buchan Music)