Triumphant Performance at the Royal Albert Hall

We are very proud to report that the performance of ‘Full Circle’, our Community Opera in collaboration with Newham Music, was a great success. On the 12th November, 700 young actors, musicians and singers from Newham came together to perform moving and inspiring drama and music pieces exploring themes of community, resilience, and aspiration. The performance was profiled on the Victoria Derbyshire show on BBC 2, for which Lister students Josephine and Andrea were interviewed along with Ali from Rokeby; it was also covered and reviewed by newspapers including the Evening Standard and the Daily Telegraph.

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The performance was part of the Music for Youth Proms, a celebration of the entire Music for Youth annual season, showcasing high quality performances from some of the UK’s most creative, innovative and energetic young musicians held at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall.

The night featured 1000 different young musicians performing in a symphony orchestra, jazz bands, chamber groups, rock bands and choirs from across the UK. This year’s Prom was presented by two-time MOBO award winner YolanDa Brown, the UK’s premier female saxophonist.

The students involved showed great dedication and really rose to the occasion. As well as learning their parts for the Opera, they had to memorise lyrics and movements for the grand finale of the night, an ensemble performance of “The Future is Us” complete with fireworks and balloons falling from above, which ended a truly memorable experience for all those involved.

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