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Calderdale Massed Ensemble on stage at the 2014 Schools Prom.
Each year Music for Youth showcases one large regional music project (or massed ensemble) at each of our three Prom concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in November. We were delighted to receive a great number of submissions this year and are pleased to announce the three selected projects.
We are keen to support projects that demonstrate innovation and good practice in teaching and learning, and to source interesting collaborations and strong partnership working. The selected projects are:
MONDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2015
Hampshire Music Service presents Mary Rose, a composition project by Martin Read involving choir, orchestra, new music by local students, drama and dance. The piece is based on the story of the Mary Rose – Henry VIII's ship – a local story representing the various aspects of the tragic circumstances surrounding the ship’s sinking in the Solent.
TUESDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2015
Kirklees Music School is joining forces with Daventry Music and Performing Arts Centre and Chiltern Music Academy for a visual and musical spectacular. Involving over 350 young people, the project has been carefully crafted to inspire and expand their understanding of astronomy. The Mighty Sky album by Beth Nielsen Chapman is at the heart of the project, a collection of songs bordering blues, country, folk and pop which has now been arranged for soloist, choir and orchestra.
WEDNESDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2015
In partnership with English Touring Opera, over 400 young people from the Oval Cluster in South London will perform an original piece of music based on Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic voyage navigating 800 miles of the world's fiercest seas to reach the island of South Georgia, only to be confronted with the challenge of completing an unprecedented mountain climb. The cycle of songs will tell the story of the Antarctic journey, and of the extraordinary men on board the boat.
The Music for Youth Prom concerts showcase a new generation of talent on the world's most famous stage. 3,000 young musicians wow audiences of thousands in three concerts each November at the Royal Albert Hall.