Bollywood Orchestra’s to perform on national stage

QE’s Bollywood Orchestra has won a place in the Music for Youth National Festival.

Eighteen boys from Years 9-12 prepared a version of A R Rahman’s Raga’s Dance, including elements of improvisation, at the Bollywood workshop at the start of March, working with Bollywood expert Sam Suriakumar. They first entered a recording of this in one of the regional festivals run by Music for Youth, a long-established educational charity.

The boys will play at the National Festival on 8th July at the Adrian Boult Hall, part of the Birmingham Conservatoire. The performance will also include pupils from Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School dancing to the QE boys’ music.