How RGS youngsters raised their voice in aid of Barnardos - The Worcester Observer

How RGS youngsters raised their voice in aid of Barnardos

Worcester Editorial 29th Jan, 2023   0

YOUNGSTERS from RGS The Grange were among those in fine voice with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to help raise an estimated £60,000 for Barnardo’s.

The charity evening at the Royal Albert Hall saw both the chamber and senior choir take 35 year six children to perform in the concert at the iconic London landmark.

The theme of the concert was ‘Heroes and Villains’ and the repertoire was both familiar and well-chosen for the young musicians.

They relished practicing songs from ‘Encanto’, ‘Despicable Me’, ‘The Greatest Showman’, ‘Cats’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’.

After an initial rehearsal with conductor Benjamin Pope and his pianist the pupils were overwhelmed to hear the incredible sound of The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Elizabeth Keetley-Smith, head of music and performance at RGS The Grange said. “For pupils to perform with this world class orchestra in one of the finest concert halls was simply breathtaking, and will be remembered by many of us, as one of the best days of our lives.”


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