No pressure guys, but The Queen just turned up to listen to your rehearsal
3 March 2016, 15:48
Her Majesty sits in on an orchestral rehearsal in East London as the National Youth Orchestra and Lister Community School Orchestra combine as part of the NYO Inspire.
Remember that feeling when you're playing music, and someone very important walks into the room. The flutter of nerves, the desire to play your best, and the overwhelming desperation not to be the one that clangs your instrument in that general pause.
Well, experiencing that feeling - err, royally - this morning were the young musicians of Classic FM's Orchestra of Teenagers, the National Youth Orchestra and Lister Community School Orchestra. As part of a tour of the school, Her Majesty took a moment to chat to the players and watch a few moments of rehearsal and collaborative teaching.
We were there to document it all. Here's how they got on...
Exciting day ahead
Our Orchestra of Teenagers get ready for their rehearsal with the Lister Community School players and the royal visit. Today's a day for them to pass on a few tips and help every instrumentalist play their very best for the VIP guest.
Entrance of Her Majesty
A moment to share some expertise
And you're playing for Her Majesty
Britten/Purcell's 'Rondeau' from Britten's The Young Person's ...
Classic FM's Orchestra of Teenagers, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain show the power of NYO Inspire to a very special guest. We say bravo to all involved!Posted by Classic FM on Thursday, 3 March 2016