Children from seven primary schools within the Trust performed in a large choir at Albert Hall for the community.
Through partnership with Music for Everyone and Inspire Nottinghamshire Music Hub, children from Chetwynd Spencer Academy, Fairfield Spencer Academy, Portland Spencer Academy, Sunnyside Spencer Academy, Glenbrook Spencer Academy, Rosecliffe Spencer Academy, and Millside Spencer Academy came together on Friday, 17 March to perform a selection of music at Nottingham’s historical Albert Hall.
Kirstie Hinds from Music for Everyone, who coordinated the event, said, “Inspire (Nottinghamshire Music Hub) and Music for Everyone are working in partnership to bridge the gap between community music making and school singing. We’re passionate about building up music provision for young people in schools and communities. Led by expert choir leader Sophie Pascall, we have been working with school trusts to bring the singing sessions in to each school with Sophie, culminating in a massed choir rehearsal and performance on the same day to family and friends in Nottingham’s iconic Albert Hall.”
This was the second concert put together through this partnership. Directed by Ms. Pascall, children performed a programme of songs selected to celebrate the connecting power of music. The result was a mass choir of over 270 children lighting up Albert Hall with the joy of their collaboration.
One parent said of the show, “The concert was amazing. Watching the children burst into song with such joy was wonderful. They didn’t stop smiling, and neither did we. . . So proud of their confidence and enthusiasm!”
The young vocalists were equally happy with their performance. In one child’s words, “It wasn’t what I thought it would be. It was better!”
Another young singer said, “I loved seeing the audience applaud and seeing my family enjoying my singing.”