County’s children are off to the proms

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MORE than 800 young musicians from across Hampshire will have the chance to perform at the Music for Youth Proms.

Members of children’s choirs and youth bands will come together for the event, which will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London from November 23 to November 25.

Hampshire County Council’s executive member for education, Councillor Peter Edgar, said he was proud the county would be so well represented at the proms.

Cllr Edgar said: ‘I am immensely proud that the county will be represented so magnificently at such an auspicious event and in such a prestigious and iconic venue.

‘The contribution the music service makes to young people’s all-round education is significant and important, both to driving up standards in our schools and for encouraging social interaction and integration among our young students.’

The musicians will perform a composition called The Mary Rose by the late composer Martin Read.