May 19 2013 Latest news:
by Flora Drury
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Indie rock band Foals were treated to a remixed version of one of their new songs by 50 Haringey and Islington students during a performance at one of the world’s most famous music venues.
The talented teenagers spent the afternoon learning from the band as part of a musical masterclass at the Royal Albert Hall, in South Kensington, before taking to the stage to show off their take of a song from the recently released album Holy Fire.
Oxford-based Foals did not rest on their laurels and let the students do all the work and also performed for the students after sharing a bit of advice and answering their questions.
Schools involved included St Aloysius’ College, off Hornsey Lane, St Mary Magdalene Academy in Holloway and Park View in Tottenham.
The Royal Albert Hall’s head of education, Lucy Noble, said: “It was amazing.
“I think everybody got lots out of it – including the band.
“They really enjoyed it – probably a lot more than they would have thought.
“I don’t think the students quite realised what it is all about until they arrive.
“It is something we are quite pleased to offer because it is such a unique opportunity.
“I think it will have an impact on their lives forever.”
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