YOUNG musicians were described as “fantastic” after they appeared on the Royal Albert Hall stage.
Over the past two nights almost 600 young singers and musicians performed at the Music for Youth Schools Prom.
On Monday 76 magnificent young musicians of the Kirklees Youth Symphony Orchestra entertained the crowds, which included Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney, who was on parliamentary business in London and who described their performance as “awesome”.
They performed Peterloo by Malcolm Arnold on the grand stage and didn’t return to Huddersfield until 4.30am on Tuesday after the previous night’s appearance.
Classic FM told the Kirklees Music School students they “sounded great”.
Last night 528 members of the Huddersfield Young Singers, known as Huddersfield Fusion, performed to a packed Royal Albert Hall.
Pupils from St Patrick’s, Chickenley, Royds Hall, Nether Hall, Newsome High, Spen Valley, All Saints Catholic College and Salendine Nook High took to the stage.
They performed the Fleetwood Mac classic Don’t Stop by Christine McVie and Flame, a new song about the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jo Lewis, administrator for the Singers, said: “I think they’re all very excited about it.”
Huddersfield Fourtissimo, a percussion quartet put together by Mark Wagstaff, also formed part of the 3,000 young musicians and singers appearing on the stage at the three-day event.