Ranelagh’s Music Department has the great honour this term of working with one of the most famous orchestras in the world, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The project is entitled ‘Sound Around’, and involves 19 of our students producing three concerts at The Hexagon, Reading at which the Royal Philharmonic will perform. Our Young Producers have had to design and produce every single element of the show, including presenting on stage (in front of 1200 people), controlling the lighting and sound desks, designing the theme of the show and hosting the VIP guests. In addition, our students have chosen every item on the set list, have designed the programme and will even get to stage manage during the concerts!
This project is a phenomenal opportunity for our students as we are the only school in Berkshire involved! The students have been working hard during workshops with members of the orchestra and the technical team from The Hexagon in order to make sure that the concerts are a resounding success.
Performances are in March and I will keep you updated on their progress. Similarly, you can follow the new Music Department Twitter page ‘@RanelaghMusic’ which the Young Producers are regularly updating with their progress.