SINGING AT THE PROMS
RECENTLY, we had the amazing opportunity to perform in the BBC Proms as part of the Ten Pieces project with our choir, Finchley Children’s Music Group. The Ten Pieces project has the goal of getting young people interested in classical music.
We were singing the world premiere of No
Place Like by Kerry Andrew, with seven other choirs. We first found out about it back in March and thought we were only doing some recordings for the BBC, but it turned out that we were also performing in front of thousands of people at the Royal Albert Hall.
We recorded the piece twice at Maida Vale Studios, where famous singers such as Adele, Ed Sheeran and The Beatles have recorded. Kerry Andrew asked children across the UK about their homes and how they made them feel, then put their answers into a piece that became No Place Like. It is not a normal piece, as it includes lots of body percussion, actions and even beatboxing!
When we were on stage it felt amazing because we got to do something we love in front of lots of people and because most kids don’t usually have the chance to do something like this. We performed in two Proms: one in the afternoon and one in the evening.
We’re so glad that we got to perform in the Proms and hopefully some of you might be able to in the future!
Singing at the Proms