Students to play at Royal Albert Hall
Two Wolfreton students will be taking part in Music for Youth at the Royal Albert Hall in November. Year 9 student Mollie Lyon, who plays the flute, started her education at St Thomas More Primary in Hull and despite moving to Kirk Ella St. Andrews continued to play with her orchestra at the Albermarle Music Centre in Hull. This summer she successfully auditioned to join the senior section and, as part of Hull City of Culture, her orchestra has been chosen from thousands around the country to take part in this prestigious event. Mollie said 'It's going to be a really long day as we'll leave Hull first thing in the morning to get down there to have time to rehearse before the show starts in the evening. I am really excited as we will be playing a big piece with other orchestras, including Hull Jazz Band. I'm currently studying GCSE Music as I wanted to choose subjects that I enjoy. I can't believe I'm going to be playing at the Albert Hall!'
Year 13 student Nathaniel Morris said 'I attended Kirk Ella St. Andrews primary school but have been a member of Hull Music Service, which rehearses on weekdays, for several years. This is because the East Riding Youth Orchestra rehearses on Saturdays and I play hockey on the same day. Currently, I play in the Hull Youth Symphony orchestra (on violin) and the Hull Youth Jazz Orchestra (on saxophone). The Royal Albert Hall opportunity is a Hull Music Hub trip involving around 700 students- the majority from Hull schools, and is part of Music for Youth (a national music festival). The performance on Wednesday 15 November is of a newly commissioned piece- based on a Larkin Poem, to align with City of Culture. Most of the students involved are singing- but I will be playing as part of the Jazz Orchestra on saxophone.'