On Saturday 6 May 13 students went on an adventure filled trip to the Royal Albert Hall to see the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform a concert of movie themes. The concert featured some of the GCSE music set works so was an excellent opportunity for those students to hear these performed live. Several Year 7 students who have shown a great interest in music and who are learning to play instruments also attended.
After a good start to the journey, the adventure soon began when we discovered the M3 motorway was closed. We spent the next hour following the almost non-existent diversion signs through Ascot and Windsor before eventually reaching our destination, Sticky Fingers restaurant. This restaurant was the perfect place to eat on a music trip. It is owned by Bill Wyman from the Rolling Stones and featured wall-to-wall music memorabilia.
After a late lunch, thanks to the traffic, we headed to the Royal Albert Hall with minutes to spare for the concert. The orchestra sounded spectacular and played some of the biggest movie themes that appealed to the adults and children alike, such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, Rocky and many others. Much to the delight of our students they even had the West End star Louise Dearman singing ‘Let it go’ from Frozen. The concert was a huge success, however the best way to show this is by some quotes from our students.
“It was a really fun and interesting experience. I really liked the show and the Royal Albert Hall was amazing. Stunning music, I hope to go again sometime” – Alice and Lucy Best yr7
“I loved going to the Royal Albert Hall, it was beautiful. I loved hearing Star Wars. One of the best experiences of my life “– Abi Lincoln Yr10
“I enjoyed it very much, it was all fun and the orchestra was amazing. I would definitely go again.” Natalia Cash Yr7
“I really liked the experience of going to the Albert Hall. Let It Go was my favourite, it was very inspiring.” Jess Tewson Yr10