Around 700 young people from the city’s schools and sixth-form colleges will be given the experience of a lifetime next November as they become one of only three massed ensembles to perform at the annual Music For Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.
Showcasing a diverse mélange of musical styles, Tell The World is set to be a groundbreaking performance for Hull Music Service, combining a full orchestra with a jazz big band, percussion and brass ensemble, a choir and additional orchestral sections, along with dancers.
This will be a first for many of the young performers, as well as an excellent challenge and a chance to showcase their talent to the rest of the country.
Coinciding with Hull 2017’s own Tell The World season, the piece will tell the story of Hull, celebrating its status as UK City of Culture 2017, and takes inspiration from Here, the Hull-centric poem written by local icon, Philip Larkin.
Chris Maynard, head of Hull Music Service, said: “It is going to be a huge undertaking for us, but a perfect opportunity for our more experienced musicians to work alongside and inspire their younger peers, and be a part of something that celebrates what the young people in Hull can achieve.”
Our performance is all about celebrating Hull in all its diverse, eclectic and unique glory.
Chris Maynard – head, Hull Music Service
Judith Webster, chief executive, Music For Youth, said: “Performing at the Music For Youth Proms is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that can enrich and transform young people’s lives, we hope that the young musicians from Hull enjoy this wonderful opportunity to showcase their talent and their City of Culture.”
The Music For Youth Proms take place on Wednesday 15 November 2017 at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Find out more here.