12 November 2018
On Wednesday, the Prep School's Senior Choir travelled to London to perform at the Music for Youth Schools' Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.
They were part of the Oxfordshire Massed Buddy Ensemble, organised by Oxfordshire Country Music Service, an orchestra and a choir of 500 pupils who attend primary, secondary and special schools across Oxfordshire. Mainstream pupils were buddied with SEND pupils, and ballerinas from Oxfordshire Youth Music Theatre (run by Debbie Rose) paired up with wheelchair dancers on the rostrum stage.
Our programme was 'In Caelum Fero' by Karl Jenkins and 'This is Me' from The Greatest Showman, a song celebrating diversity. In between these pieces, the specially written Buddy Ensemble composition accompanied a film of the special school pupils who were not able to attend the concert.
The performance received a standing ovation and the whole evening, featuring top level ensembles from around the country, was a truly memorable experience for the boys.