Brent young musicians perform to thousands at Wembley Arena

Youngsters receive standing ovation

More than a thousand young Brent musicians received a standing ovation at Wembley Arena after they performed a concert in front of 2,000 people.

The concert, called Brent Makes Music – Pass the Torch, had a sport theme ahead of the London Olympic Games this summer and featured National Concert Band champions – Brent Youth Concert Band and Brent Music Service (BMS).

Thirty primary schools also took part in the show along with recently crowned Brent Young Musician of the Year, Deni Teom who gave a virtuosic performance of the first movement of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, accompanied on the piano by her mother, Lee Lin.

The musicians had earlier in the week joined The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a 100 strong choir to perform at the Royal Albert Hall.

Eric Angus, deputy headteacher of Brent Music Service, said: “We are incredibly proud of the hundreds of talented young Brent performers who provided an inspirational night of music. “Brent Music Service aims to give local children the opportunity to learn from making music at the highest level in world class venues.

“The youngsters’ performances at The Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Arena this week will hopefully stay with them forever, and may just inspire some of them pursue music as a profession.”