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Young musicians prepare for Royal Albert Hall concert

by Rags Martel
Filming at Royal Albert Hall ahead of the Music For Youth performance tonight.
Filming at Royal Albert Hall ahead of the Music For Youth performance tonight. Credit: London Tonight

The Music For Youth Schools Prom is returning to the Royal Albert Hall and over three nights, starting from 12th November, 3,000 young musicians, aged 7 -21, from across the UK will take to the stage to perform a huge range of musical styles.

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Ukulele orchestra prepares for huge London show

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is playing the Royal Albert Hall. The ukulele did go out of fashion, but never out of use.

A revival eventually led to the creation of this orchestra. You may have never heard of them, but such is their popularity, they play the Royal Albert Hall this week, before heading off on a world tour. Ben Scotchbrook caught up with them at rehearsals. Ben Scotchbrook reports.

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain prepare to play Royal Albert Hall

Members of the public play along with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, at the Royal Albert Hall, in Kensington, west London.
Members of the public play along with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, at the Royal Albert Hall, in Kensington, west London. Credit: PA

A ukulele revival has led to the creation of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. It will play at the Royal Albert Hall this week, then prepare for a world tour.

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