Video: School choirs to star at Royal Albert Hall

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Hundreds of choral Calderdale children are to perform at one of London’s most prestigious performance venues.

Around 650 children will take part in the Royal Albert Hall Schools Prom in November after the head teacher of Parkinson Lane Community Primary School, Halifax, Gugsy Ahmed, secured the performance of the 2014 grand finale.

Parkinson Lane Coummnity Primary School pupils who will take part in School Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Parkinson Lane Coummnity Primary School pupils who will take part in School Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

In a bid to promote community cohesion across the schools, The Qawwal Tumhein Dil lagi will be taught and performed by primary school choirs from Parkinson Lane; All Saints, pictured; Holy Trinity; Luddenden; Mount Pellon; St Augustine’s; St Mary’s; Warley Road; and high schools: Halifax High; The Crossley Heath School; and The North Halifax Grammar School.

The immersive performance incorporates the audience and includes group chants and solo performances in a play depicting Razia Sultan and promotes equal rights and the emancipation of women.

Mr Ahmed said: “The whole project encapsulates the point of the play - equal opportunities and women’s rights - within our school communities. Staff and children who don’t usually integrate are coming together to rehearse. We’re all really excited about it.”

Staff and children will travel to London on November 10 for the ‘grand finale.’

All Saints Choir performing at table top sale at the Church Hall, Skircoart Green.

All Saints Choir performing at table top sale at the Church Hall, Skircoart Green.

Parkinson Lane Community Primary School, feature on Head teacher Gugsy Ahmed.'Mr Ahmed at the School's front entrance.

Parkinson Lane Community Primary School, feature on Head teacher Gugsy Ahmed.'Mr Ahmed at the School's front entrance.