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Earlier this term, 31 Wyvern singers travelled to the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London to sing in a mass choir of primary and secondary pupils, as part of a showcase concert by Hampshire’s County Ensembles. The piece ‘My World’ was commissioned especially for the concert and had a theme of protecting our seas and oceans from pollution.

 

Prior to the final performance, students attended a rehearsal at the Anvil in Basingstoke with all of the singers and the accompanying jazz band.  The children were joined by the actress Sarah Parish who was to be the narrator.

 

On the following day, the group left early in the morning ready for a final rehearsal at the Albert Hall.  The students were fortunate to be sitting on the stage rather than in the choir stalls, so they had a real sense of performing on stage at this amazing venue.  There were huge television screens behind the group which showed close ups of them singing.  Sitting directly behind the percussion section of the orchestra, it was a fabulous atmosphere and very noisy!

 

During the actual performance, the singers were joined by 100 dancers.  The students had to work hard to project their voices but the sound was incredible and it was a great success.  For the grand finale, everyone joined in to sing ‘Land of Hope and Glory’, waving union jack flags as hundreds of balloons fell from the ceiling.

 

All in all, an amazing experience which the students will remember for a long time to come!

 

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Wyvern College
Botley Road
Fair Oak
Eastleigh
Hampshire
SO50 7AN

 

Tel: 023 80692679

Fax: 023 80603215

Email: enquiries@wyvern.hants.sch.uk

 

Reception Opening Hours: 8:15am to 4:00pm

 

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