YOUNG deaf musicians from Huddersfield are to perform at a major concert in London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Hi-Notes is an ensemble of eight deaf youngsters which was formed by the Music and the Deaf charity in Huddersfield.
They have won a place to perform in the Schools Prom in November.
They gained the place thanks to their success in the National Festival of Music for Youth, where they also won an award for best new group composition.
They played alongside 10,000 other young musicians at the festival in Birmingham.
Hi-Notes is one of just 30 groups chosen to attend the final stage of the festival.
Danny Lane is musical director of the group and is profoundly deaf himself.
He said: “It gives me enormous pride to see Hi-Notes perform alongside hearing musicians at the national festival and do so well. The players have worked extremely hard and deserve to reach this stage.”
The players come from all over West Yorkshire to work for Hi-Notes, which was set up at the beginning of this year.