Polyphonix perform at Royal Albert Hall

As the Barnardo’s Senior Choir of the Year 2019, our non-auditioned choir, Polyphonix were invited to perform at the annual Young Supporters’ Concert held at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London

14 November 2019

Upper Fifth girl, Alice reports,

“Upon arriving, we launched straight into rehearsals with all the prep schools and led by the esteemed Douglas Coombes and his wife Carole Lindsay-Douglas. As well as practising the songs for the evening’s performance, we also took the opportunity and time to take in the sheer grandeur of the famous Royal Albert Hall, which was truly impressive.

Before we knew it, it was time for the show! In addition to singing, the concert also included dance and orchestral music. As well as performing with the prep schools in the first half, we also opened the second half by singing Flight Song by Kim André Arnesen, which we had been practising in the run-up to the Concert. It felt magnificent to sing in such a renowned venue, and I felt that as a choir we really connected, communicated and lived the music to its full potential. It was truly an unforgettable experience.


To conclude, we sang Land of Hope and Glory with orchestral accompaniment, which was a fitting end to such an extraordinary day. On behalf of all the girls in Polyphonix, I would like to offer our thanks to our spectacular conductor and Director of Music, Dr Exon for supporting us every step of the way, to Miss Holmes for accompanying us so skilfully, and to the rest of the Music team for all of their support.”

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