Posted on: June 28, 2018
Yesterday, The KS2 choir performed alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra at a special Requiem event at Great Yarmouth Hippordrome. The event was scheduled to happen on March 2nd but was unfortunately postponed due to the heavy snow!
The Requiem project is an act of remembrance concerned with remembering the 1472 servicemen from Great Yarmouth who were killed during WW1. In preparation for the event, young people from local schools carried out research into local archives. Children from local primary schools, including OHA, learnt a song composed especially for the event and provided choral accompaniment.
The 24 members of the choir spent all day yesterday at the Hippodrome. During the morning they rehearsed alongside the other primary school choirs and the high school pupils who were also participating. In the afternoon, they performed to an audience made up of other pupils and staff, including 25 OHA students from Year 5 who were invited along to watch the inspiring event. After a brief break, the choir returned to the Hippodrome in the evening to perform once more. It was a very long day but all pupils behaved impeccably throughout and represented the Academy with pride.
The entire event was filmed by the BBC and will be released on DVD later this year. OHA was delighted to have the opportunity to participate in this event. It was an excellent experience, not only for the choir, but also for the Year 5 audience who watched the performance.
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