Albert Hall Début for RNCM Session Orchestra

The RNCM Session Orchestra made its Royal Albert Hall début on Monday 11 November, performing as part of the Music for Youth Schools’ Prom.

Led by Andy Stott, Course Director for the College’s BA (Hons) Degree in Popular Music Performance, the 35-piece orchestra and vocalists presented Elbow’s One Day Like This, bringing a touch of Manchester to the world-famous London venue.  They also participated in Karl Jenkins’ new massed ensemble piece, Out of Essex, for 600 children and young people, funded by the ICAP Charity Day with The Classic FM Foundation.

‘It was the experience of a lifetime to perform at the Royal Albert Hall on the world’s most famous stage with the RNCM Session Orchestra,’ explained Andy. ‘The scale and quality of Music for Youth’s production is something to behold and to be a part of it was a great honour – topped off by performing the world première of a Karl Jenkins piece in the presence of the composer… a beautiful day!’

Supported by the ABRSM alongside Media Partner Classic FM, The Music for Youth Proms was established in 1995 to provide performance opportunities for young musicians across the UK.

Backstage footage of some of the RNCM students taking part can be viewed here, and a selection of images and rehearsals from all performers from Monday’s Prom, here.

13 November 2013