9th October, 2019
We’re very excited to announce the two winning songs of the competition to perform at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Hertfordshire Schools’ Gala 2020, and will feature in the afternoon and evening concerts respectively; “Finding My Way”, written by Matt Debnam, a pupil at Dame Alice Owen’s School and Charlotte Nairne, a pupil at Sandringham School and “Talk to Me”, written by Lorna Thompson, a pupil at Hitchin Girls’ School. Both songs were written and performed live at our songwriting workshops which took place in music centres across Hertfordshire during school holidays. They will now go into a production phase to develop them for the performance. Keep an eye out for a later blog post where we’ll be sharing some clips of interviews and rehearsals with the songwriter winners!
We received a high number of high-quality songs, and decisions reflected the balance of the overall Gala programme. We are planning more exciting opportunities to perform as part of Songwriter 2020, which will run as part of Hertfordshire’s Year of Culture 2020.
To find out more about the Hertfordshire Schools’ Gala 2020, click here to read the regular blog posts!