11 November 2019
Boston Youth Pop choir to take centre stage at London's Royal Albert Hall
The Boston Youth Pop choir will be making the journey of a lifetime on Wednesday 13 November to perform at the world famous Royal Albert Hall.
Over 40 young people from schools in the Boston area will be performing at the Music for Youth Proms concert - a showcase for high quality performances from some of the UK’s most creative, innovative and energetic young musicians.
In the lead up to the concert, the annual Music for Youth proms season features 40,000 young musicians taking part in 50 regional festivals across the UK. The Boston Youth Pop Choir performed at the Boston Regional Festival in March and were chosen to go through to the Music for Youth National Festival of Music in Birmingham in July. From there they were chosen to perform at the Royal Albert Hall Music for Youth Prom.
Lee Hextall, area manager for Lincolnshire Music Service said, "This is a massive achievement for all involved with the choir and shows the awesome commitment and dedication of all the young people involved. This is the pinnacle of school music making”.
"They have worked so hard and are really looking forward to performing at this iconic venue."
Also scheduled to perform are The Walker Project, a student trio who play their own music. They have been invited to perform in a New Music lunchtime concert in the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall https://www.mfy.org.uk/events/mfy-proms/#programme
There's still time for groups to apply for a chance to perform at next year's MFY Regional Festival in Boston. The festival is hosted by Lincolnshire Music Service in partnership with Music for Youth on Saturday 7th March 2020 at Haven High Academy. Groups can apply to take part here https://www.mfy.org.uk/events/regional-festivals/ applications close at the end of November.