A MUSICAL JUBILEE CELEBRATION AT HARROGATE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
Over thirty students performed at the Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations at Harrogate’s International Centre on Friday evening. The concert was led by NYCC Music Hub and featured performances of music relating to the decades of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. Our Chamber Choir sang Mozart’s Ave Verum, which was performed at the Queen’s coronation in 1952, as well as an acapella version of Scarborough Fair.
Members of our Concert Band also joined the massed band to perform accompaniments to songs sung by over 300 primary school students, including Waterloo, Over the Rainbow and We’ll Meet Again. The band also played a selection of film music by James Horner.
The students and audience were treated to the Band of the Grenadier Guards performing a marching routine as well as some of the Jubilee classics.
Stephen Boyd, Lead Teacher, commented: “It is so wonderful to be getting back to these large-scale events and celebrations. The students gained such valuable experience in an enormous venue and being able to share a stage with the Guards Band was very special. Our students excelled themselves both vocally and instrumentally, my congratulations to them all!”