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Year 11 student performs in Guy Barker's Big Band Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall

Congratulations to William (11R1) who recently performed with the Guy Barker Big Band in the Royal Albert Hall! 

Director of Co-Curricular, Mr Andrew Simm, said: "His performance was simply breathtaking."

Two years ago, William wrote directly to Guy Barker to tell him how much he had enjoyed the concert he had just seen and that, one day, he wished he might get the opportunity to perform with his world class Big Band (featuring some of the world’s very best players). William also attached a clip of him playing with Habs Big Band and Guy was instantly impressed offering him the chance to play in the 2020 concert. Covid, however, intervened and he was not able to play. However, Guy stuck to his word and kept the slot open for him to perform in the 2021 concert.

It was a stunning concert but the highlight of the evening was Will’s duet which saw the crowd take to their feet in appreciation – a once in a lifetime experience.

Click here to watch Will's performance.