The Music Man Project

The Music Man Project

David Stanley, a former Deputy Head teacher at a Performing Arts Specialist Secondary School and now director of the Music Man Project, was inspired after teaching his friend Tony, who has Downs Syndrome how to play ‘I am the Music Man’. In 2001 David started the Southend Mencap Music School,...

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Brits almost twice as likely to recognise male Classical Composers compared with females

Brits almost twice as likely to recognise male Classical Composers compared with females

New research released today by the Royal Albert Hall has revealed that Brits are nearly twice as likely to recognise a famous male classical composer, compared to their female counterparts. The study shows that the top 10 classical composers most recognised by Brits are all male, with Mozart (recognised by 70...

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Guys and Dolls! at the Royal Albert Hall

Guys and Dolls! at the Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall rolls the dice this October with a semi-staged version of the classic musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, directed and choreographed by two-time Olivier Award-winner, Stephen Mear. This sizzling, New York tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers – plus one missionary – features some of Broadway’s greatest show-stoppers, including ‘Luck...

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The Royal Albert Hall launches Young Producers scheme

The Royal Albert Hall launches Young Producers scheme

Since 1871, the Royal Albert Hall has played host to everyone from Edward Elgar to Ed Sheeran, via Winston Churchill, The Beatles and Adele. Now, the Hall’s new Young Producers scheme will give 18 to 25-year-olds the chance to curate their own mini-series of events, providing a pathway into the...

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History of the Royal Albert Hall

History of the Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is one of the jewels in South Kensington’s crown, having played host to more virtuoso classical fanfares, sweaty feedback driven gigs and the occasional debauched Chelsea Arts Club party than anyone could count without coming down with sympathetic tinnitus. Considering that the Hall are starting to...

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Royal Albert Hall: Education & Entertainment

Royal Albert Hall: Education & Entertainment

The Royal Albert Hall has long been synonymous with some of the most titanic figures in both the Rock and Classical worlds. Led Zeppelin played some of their first blisteringly incendiary gigs within its hallowed walls and through the Hall’s current program of pairing live symphonic orchestras with screenings of...

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Royal Albert Hall sends tickets into space for Independence Day Live world premiere

  One of London’s most iconic venues has sent a pair of show tickets into space to celebrate the world premiere of Independence Day Live – a new film-and-orchestra event being held in September. The Royal Albert Hall has marked the occasion by blasting the tickets into the stratosphere on...

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Royal Albert Hall Tea Dance

Following a hugely popular event in the venue’s Elgar Room, on Monday 4 July the Royal Albert Hall is holding a Tea Dance in its iconic main auditorium. Live music will be provided by the Hall’s very own Albert’s Big Band, featuring some of the hottest talent on today’s jazz...

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Britten: Remembrance Day at the Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is set to host a major commemorative event for World War One on Remembrance Sunday, 9th November, 2014. On this special occasion, the Royal Choral Society will present Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem and they will be joined by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The Trinity Boys’ Choir...

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