Year 5 and 6 pupils from the Prep School travelled to The Albert Hall in London on Saturday to take part in the ‘Scratch Youth Messiah’ concert.

The event showcased 1,300 young singers from youth choirs all over the country, plus visiting choirs from France and Italy, who came together to sing Handel’s Messiah, alongside a professional orchestra and soloists.

The children have been preparing for the event throughout the Autumn Term, attending weekly rehearsals to learn the music and ensure they were ready for the big performance. On the day there was a rehearsal in the morning, where our singers had the opportunity to sing with all the other choirs for the very first time. This was followed by the concert itself which took place in the afternoon.

Listening to all the choirs singing together was a truly wonderful experience. The feeling of performing on stage with The English Festival Orchestra, Conductor Ben Parry and four professional soloists is something that we are sure our young people will never forget.

We were also delighted that so many of our parents were able to come along and support us as members of the audience on the day!