Musicians perform for 7,000 in Albert Hall

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MEMBERS of Carnoustie and District Youth Brass Band have returned from their performance at the Royal Albert Hall, London, where they performed to an audience of 7,000 people on the opening night of this year’s Schools’ Prom.

The band performed at the Music for Youth Festivals in March and June in Perth this year and were subsequently invited to perform in the capital.

They travelled to London on Sunday and played on Monday, performing ‘Enter the Galaxies’ and ‘Dundonnell’ in which the melody ‘Highland Cathedral’ features prominently.

They were also invited to open the second half of the concert with a specially commissioned piece for this years Prom entitled ‘Flanfayre’ by composer Stephen Deazley which was performed in the ‘gods’ of the Royal Albert Hall.

The concert finished with both the audience and performers singing ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ and then balloons were released from the dome of the hall.

Conductor Michael Robertson said: “What a marvellous privilege it is to take part in an evening of fantastic music making. I’m so proud of the band and it has been an honour to conduct them at the Royal Albert Hall.”

The band is looking forward to performing their Christmas Concert at St Paul’s Cathedral, Dundee, on the evening of Saturday, December 15. Tickets can be obtained from MacDougall’s Newsagents, High Street, Carnoustie, McDonald’s Newsagents, Brook Street, Broughty Ferry, or the City Square Box Office.