"The first time I experienced the thrill of walking into the glorious auditorium of London’s Royal Albert Hall, I was a 16 year old promenader, standing in the gods for The Last Night of the Proms. A decade later I found myself there again for Paul Simon’s Graceland tour. Both were extra-ordinary evenings but neither could compare with the shiver down the spine experience of stepping into the stalls to watch our daughter and her friends Georgina and Loren sing!
Harriet was one of three Moreton girls singing as part of the six hundred strong National Youth Choirs of Great Britain’s Thirtieth Anniversary Concert. Georgina Webb and Harriet, who are Soprano 1s with the Senior Girls choir, and Loren Kell, who has graduated to the Training Choir, had all spent part of their Easter break on intensive residential courses preparing for the concert. The long hours of practice (10+ hours of singing every day) clearly paid off as they filled the hall with the glorious sounds of Monteverdi’s ‘Vespers of 1610’. Described as majestic, intimate, powerful and tranquil, Monteverdi's wonderful baroque masterpiece offered opportunities for each of the choirs to showcase their sections as well as wonderful ensemble moments. With Conductor Ben Parry joined by the period sounds of the La Serenissima orchestra and the magnificent tenor soloists Mark Dobell, Benjamin Hulett and Matthew Long this was an unforgettable evening and another tribute to the fabulous musicians who make up the Moreton Hall Music Department." - Caroline Lang, Parent