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800 Miles as the Albatross Flies

ETO and the Oval Learning Cluster are leading the massed ensemble Music for Youth Prom at the Royal Albert Hall this autumn.

800 Miles as the Albatross Flies is a new piece to be premiered on Wed 25 November at the Music for Youth Prom at the Royal Albert Hall. ETO is working with over 400 students from the Oval Learning Cluster in Lambeth. Russell Hepplewhite is writing the music for the new song cycle. The inspiration for the project comes from a key moment in the story of Shackleton’s Cat, ETO’s recent opera for children. The 400 young people taking part in 800 Miles as the Albatross Flies take a direct role in the creative process, which culminates in the performance.

The story of the new piece has children from Lambeth signing up for an extreme Outward Bound adventure, in which they find themselves sailing in a replica of the tiny James Caird lifeboat from Elephant Island in Antarctica to South Georgia, precisely 100 years after the first heroic voyage. Unfortunately they were expecting the adventure to be in the warm climes of another South Georgia – in the southern states of America.

Oval Learning Cluster in collaboration with English Touring Opera is supported by PRS for Music Foundation.

Showing At

  1. Royal Albert Hall, London
    25th Nov 2015 - 7:00 pm
  1. Royal Albert Hall, London — 25th Nov 2015 - 7:00 pm

    Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP

Showing At

  1. Royal Albert Hall, London
    25th Nov 2015 - 7:00 pm

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