Scilly’s Musicians Get ‘Once In A Lifetime Opportunity’ To Play At Albert Hall

Royal-Albert-HallA group of young musicians from Scilly’s Five Islands School have had a “once in a lifetime” experience, playing to a packed audience at the Royal Albert Hall.

The twelve wind instrument players were part of a 640-strong orchestra from the south west, at the last night of this year’s Schools’ Prom, on Wednesday evening.

They performed the world premiere of an 11-minute piece written by composer Joe Broughton, part of the Co-Create Cornwall project.

Pupil Katie Wainwright was playing the flute. She said it was “really scary” being on the stage at first, but once they started playing and people clapped it was much easier.

She said the music sounded “amazing” in such a big venue and she’ll “remember the experience forever.”

Music teacher Debbie Wainwright, who accompanied the children to London, said the performance was a great experience for all the pupils and staff involved.

She said taking part in such a huge ensemble and to play at a world famous venue is “the stuff that dreams are made of.”

Debbie said the pupils rose to every challenge they were faced with, including negotiating the underground, and did both the school and the islands proud.

She said they were exemplary ambassadors for the Isles of Scilly.



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