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Tri-borough Music Hub

The RCM, Royal Albert Hall, Aurora Orchestra and music services from Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster and Hammersmith & Fulham joined forces in 2012 to spearhead innovative and engaging partnerships with delivery partners and schools, ensuring the delivery of high quality music-making across three boroughs. To find out more about music provision in the Tri-Borough see the Tri-borough Music Hub website.

Support for local young musicians continues through regular RCM student mentoring for:

  • Young Person’s Orchestra
  • New Generation Orchestra
  • Tri-borough Saturday Music School
  • AKA choir
  • FIFTHS whole class instrumental programme

Seven Seeds

In June 2015, the hub celebrated three years with a large scale performance of a newly commissioned vocal work Seven Seeds at the Royal Albert Hall involving 160 Tri-borough schools, over 20 students from RCM and 150 music co-ordinators. Click here to access the documentary film about the event.

Following an initial period of compositional activity in which over 350 young people improvised text and music to inspire its creation, Seven Seeds was written by composer John Barber and writer Hazel Gould.

From January 2015, activity included INSET hosted at the RCM and training for music coordinators, side-by-side and mentoring opportunities for young gifted and talented student instrumentalists alongside RCM musicians and members of Albert’s Band, school–based vocal workshops sessions and large scale sovereign borough vocal rehearsals, supported by RCM singers.

The performance in June involved over 1,200 young people, a professional orchestra made up of musicians from Aurora Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music and Albert’s Band, leading chorus The Bach Choir, and Tri-borough vocal ensembles. Conducted by Aurora Orchestra Principal Conductor Nicholas Collon and also involving baritone Marcus Farnsworth and Mezzo Soprano Yvonne Howard and RCM student Sinead O’Kelly.

We are thrilled than in November 2015 Seven Seeds was awareded the prize for 'New Music' by the Music Education Council of Great Britian (MEC) and was also shortlisted for the 'Best Classical Music Education Initiative'. The result will be announced at the 2016 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence.

  

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