In the final week of term, Music students took part in a the New Youth Voice Choir Unite festival “Peace in Every Voice” which was the finale of two years’ work in partnership with 16 schools across East London and the Youth Choir NewYVC based at Stratford Arts Circus. It was a very moving and uplifting event which our students clearly enjoyed. Over the two years, Mr Gordon (Head of Music) has been working alongside mentors from the NewYVC to teach our students the song performed on the night. Mrs Gee, Headteacher, said, “To perform in such a prestigious venue with some inspirational musicians and fellow choirs members was a real privilege and pleasure for the Anglo. It was a fantastic evening and we were very proud of our students’ contribution.”.
On this very special evening at the Royal festival Hall, the choirs were joined by a guest conductor, Dr Doreen Rao from USA. She wrote, “Singing in choirs is a form of peace making with the power the power to interact with and change the world. In the political climate of our time, it is crucial that our children study and perform music that represents a wide diversity of traditions and practices.