News Feature: The Classical Spectacular
This Classical Spectacular, performed at the Royal Albert Hall, was indeed a spectacle! Last term, 20 of our KS3 children, including me, went to the Royal Albert Hall to see classical pieces played.
When we arrived, we were introduced to the VIP rooms where we had a bird's eye view of the stage. Ms Riley, our Music teacher, described it as, "Pure joy, seeing that we had some of the most expensive seats with the best view of the orchestra!"
At the start of the concert, there were many coloured lights and confetti exciting the crowd full of KS1 and KS2 children. The pieces started off with military songs performed by soldiers currently serving in the army, wearing white clothes playing mostly brass instruments. The next piece was by Also Sprach Zarathustra. Ms Riley told us that, "Also Sprach Zarathustra's music filled the hall and echoed the excitement that I was feeling being there on my birthday." Happy birthday Ms Riley!
Parts of the concert included opera, where famous opera singers, including the tenor Timothy Richards and the soprano Ilona Domnich performed. It was impressive how they projected their voices across the hall.
Famously, there was Marcin Patrzalek, who performed amazing guitar skills using percussion while playing. He performed the song Habenera.
The whole concert was full of lights and at the end, there was pyrotechnics, which, as one of the supervisors, Mr Thomas, said, "brought the world of music to life." All in all, a wonderful day trip to the Royal Albert Hall was had by our Bolingbroke students!