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Wellington College Makes History at the Royal Albert Hall

Published Wednesday 2nd of May 2012 02:03:58 PM

Nearly four thousand pupils, family and friends of Wellington and its sister schools, Eagle House, The Wellington Academy and Wellington Tianjin, packed into the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 30th April to witness the most spectacular school performance ever staged.

Over three unforgettable hours celebrating the College�s 150th anniversary, the audience was wowed by a series of masterly performances, almost all by pupils. The evening included a flag pageant, virtuoso piano playing, classical and contemporary singers, poetry, dance, drama, physical theatre, drumming, a reading by OW Sebastian Faulks, mass choral singing, special film footage by Wellington�s own pupil TV company, a comedic turn by OW Rory Bremner, a debut piano performance by a four year old pupil and a guest appearance by OW Will Young who sang three of his greatest songs.

It took 18 months of planning, scripting, devising and rehearsing to put the breathtaking show together, and it went off without any major hitches. More than 500 performers took part from all four schools, and they were only able to rehearse together in the final few days before the actual performance. The Master, Dr Anthony Seldon, took to the stage to close the evening, thanking the extraordinary effort of all involved, particularly Mrs Jane Lunnon, Deputy Head, who masterminded the entire project.
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