Successful sixth form choir set to perform at Royal Albert Hall

The sixth form choir at Haven High Academy will perform at the Royal Albert Hall
The sixth form choir at Haven High Academy will perform at the Royal Albert Hall

Young musical talent from Boston’s Haven High Academy are to play at the Royal Albert Hall’s Music for Youth Schools Prom.

The academy’s sixth form choir was selected after their ‘outstanding’ performance at the National Festival of Music for Youth finals held in Birmingham in July.

This follows the choir being awarded a certificate for innovation which celebrates performances that are imaginative, creative or inspiring and demonstrates a huge achievement for Boston’s musical talent.

Choir leader Vanessa Adams said: “Having performed as part of the Lincolnshire Music Services’ massed ensemble at the Royal Albert Hall last year, the Haven High students decided that they would like a chance to compete in their own right. I am very lucky to work with such dedicated and enthusiastic young people and as an academy, we are extremely proud of them.”

She added: “We are very much looking forward to performing at the Royal Albert Hall.”

The 2014 Music for Youth Schools’ Prom takes place over three nights in November and showcases performances by 3,000 young musicians from across the UK.

Lincolnshire Music Service enjoys a strong partnership with Music for Youth and continues to develop and encourage music participation and talent throughout the county.

In partnership with Lincolnshire Music Service, Haven High Academy hosts the regional heats.

The academy’s sixth form choir was created by students in order to improve their vocal ensemble and characterisation skills as part of their Level Three Performing Arts course.

They are: Lulu Albelda, Keane Brangman, Jacob Cooper, Chloe Firth, Kelly Greenhalgh, Harry Hextall, Liam Holland, Becky Huggins, Bethany Ibbotson, Sam Johnson, Charley Madigan, Jade McCarthy, Kamen Watson and James Wilkins.

The choir will perform what promises to be a ‘breath-taking’ show of two songs from the popular West End Show The Book of Mormon, on Wednesday, November 12.