Ark Music Gala 2015

Over 80 students from King Solomon Academy took to one of the world’s most iconic stages in a musical extravaganza.

Students from King Solomon Academy sang for an audience of 2,000 people at London’s Barbican Centre as part of the Ark Music Gala on Tuesday 30th June 2015.

This was the seventh time that King Solomon Academy, which is a member of the high-performing Ark network of schools, took part in the Gala. King Solomon Academy joined 30 other Ark schools from London, Birmingham, Hastings and Portsmouth, all of which have been working to create inspiring musical pieces for the Gala. King Solomon Academy have had the privilege of performing at each and every Gala!

The students were part of a group of over 75o musicians – including a massed choir of 400 voices – who performed a rich variety of repertoire including music from the Tudor era, a Russian folk song and contemporary pop hits like Ella Henderson’s ‘Ghost’.

Margaret O’Shea, Director of Music at Ark, said: “All those involved in the Music Gala have worked enormously hard over the past weeks and months preparing for the concert.

“One of the great delights of our music programme is to see the personal growth of these remarkable young musicians as they embark on the journey of singing in a choir or learning to master an instrument.

“It is a huge privilege to see our students perform with such confidence and skill on a stage that regularly showcases the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Shakespeare Company.”