July 28 2014 Latest news:
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Last night the children of Redbridge took over the Royal Albert Hall during the 20th biennial Redbridge Schools Choral Festival.
Nearly 2000 children from all over the borough took part in the event which gives kids the opportunity to perform at the famous old venue.
The show was full of sound, colour and culture, check out our picture gallery by clicking on the link to the right.
Pick up tomorrows copy of the Ilford Recorder for more on the festival.
Cllr Joyce Ryan, Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, said “It was a wonderful choral festival, a very diverse programme which included a new commission by Chris Wilcox, performed for the first time by the massed choirs and the Redbridge Music School Symphony Orchestra.
“Over 1800 children and young people from Redbridge schools took part and I am very proud of how they performed throughout the evening.
“A huge thank you should go to the teachers for all the hard work that has gone into making the event such a huge success. We are also delighted that a donation will be made to the mayors chosen charity Hopes and Dreams’.”