Can you spot your child in pupils’ rehearsal for Royal Albert Hall show?

Children singing in vocal rehearsal for A Kind of Magic Flute at The Halls Norwich. Picture: Hannah

Children singing in vocal rehearsal for A Kind of Magic Flute at The Halls Norwich. Picture: Hannah Cott - Credit: Hannah Cott

Budding young musicians and actors in Norfolk are preparing for the performance of their lives at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Full massed ensemble rehearsal for A Kind of Magic Flute with musicians from Norfolk Music Service.

Full massed ensemble rehearsal for A Kind of Magic Flute with musicians from Norfolk Music Service. Picture: Hannah Cott - Credit: Hannah Cott

Around 600 pupils will be travelling to the venue on November 13 for the 2019 Music for Youth Proms.

Their performance will be a reprise of children's opera A Kind of Magic Flute, which was created by the 2019 Norfolk Schools Opera Project and premiered in June.

Finale scene of A Kind of Magic Flute in rehearsals. Picture: Hannah Cott

Finale scene of A Kind of Magic Flute in rehearsals. Picture: Hannah Cott - Credit: Hannah Cott

The piece combines Mozart's classic opera The Magic Flute with Latin American rhythms.

A 500-strong choir, comprising pupils from 16 primary schools around Norfolk, will be accompanied by a 100-piece orchestra made up of young musicians from Norfolk Music Service ensembles.

Vocal rehearsal at The Halls Norwich for A Kind of Magic Flute, led by The Come and Sing Company. Pi

Vocal rehearsal at The Halls Norwich for A Kind of Magic Flute, led by The Come and Sing Company. Picture: Hannah Cott - Credit: Hannah Cott


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Alison Corfield, head of Norfolk Music Service, said: "To perform at such a prestigious venue is just such an incredible opportunity for them and we cannot wait."

Karolina Reu as The Queen of the Night in rehearsals for A Kind of Magic Flute. Picture: Hannah Cott

Karolina Reu as The Queen of the Night in rehearsals for A Kind of Magic Flute. Picture: Hannah Cott - Credit: Hannah Cott

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Scott Ribbons as Sarastro in rehearsals for A Kind of Magic Flute. Picture: Hannah Cott

Scott Ribbons as Sarastro in rehearsals for A Kind of Magic Flute. Picture: Hannah Cott - Credit: Hannah Cott

Soloists for A Kind of Magic Flute (left to right) Tom Major, Karolina Reu, Joanna Asher, Scott Ribb

Soloists for A Kind of Magic Flute (left to right) Tom Major, Karolina Reu, Joanna Asher, Scott Ribbons. Picture: Hannah Cott - Credit: Hannah Cott

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