Bollywood Orchestra Performs at the Royal Albert Hall

Queen Elizabeth’s School’s Bollywood Orchestra and four dancers from QE Girls’ School performed at the Schools Prom at the Royal Albert Hall in front of more than 5,000 people.

The event was the second major performance by the Bollywood Orchestra in 2009: in July, it played at the Music for Youth National Festival at the Adrian Boult Hall, part of the Birmingham Conservatoire.

QE’s Director of Music, Kieron Howe, congratulated the pupils on their latest public appearance: “The performance was fantastic and moving and held the audience rapt throughout. The playing by the boys was both controlled and enthusiastic, creating created a sound which filled the immense hall. The girls’ dancing was stylistic and beautifully choreographed by the girls themselves. The boys and girls enjoyed their performance and did not show even a hint of nerves throughout.”