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Izzy Performs at Royal Albert Hall


Year 7 choralist, Izzy performed on the grand Royal Albert Hall stage last month alongside current and former members of The National Youth Choir.  

The spectacular opportunity was part of a celebratory concert honouring the 40th anniversary of the National Youth Choirs. The concert invited alumni of the National Youth Choir and current members of the girls and the boys choir to unite in celebration. The theme of the concert and new music commission was Celebration and Belonging. To reflect this, the concert was a show of two halves and featured a mix of stunning live performances alongside creative digital elements.  

‘The concert will be split into two halves and will feature an innovative mix of live and digital elements, including a creative reimagining of Thomas Tallis’ 40-part motet Spem in Alium with digital elements in the first half, Shenandoah being sung by our alumni community and, to conclude the evening, the new 40-part commission, written by Ben Parry.’ National Youth Choirs Great Britain Website. 

It was Izzy’s first time inside the Royal Albert Hall having only visited the exterior before the experience. Following an eventful coach journey alongside the masses of equipment, Izzy and her 3 closest friends arrived at the destination; I was on coach 6 with my three best friends (pure luck!)” 

Having performed with the National Youth Choir on many occasions, and attending their summer schools, Izzy is a natural upon stage. Despite this, she too was impressed with the grandeur of the prestigious concert hall. “It was so cool seeing it for the first time. After a rehearsal we went back and got changed into our concert outfits.” 

The event itself was a tremendous success, beautifully encapsulating the talents of everyone in the room. Amidst an air of excitement and energy, the audience couldn’t help but join in the celebrations.  

“It went great! It was amazing to see the auditorium filled with people watching us.” 

Congratulations Izzy on a fantastic performance and what a memory to cherish for years to come.  


Concert Review from The Artdesk: 

National Youth Choir Royal Albert Hall Review 

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