Royal Hospital School Choir at Festival of Remembrance – Royal Albert Hall

29 Nov 2012

The Royal Hospital School Choir was again invited to sing at the annual Festival of Remembrance, at the Royal Albert Hall, in honour of those who have given their lives in the Service of their country. The Royal Albert Hall and Royal British Legion welcomed members of the Royal family, Government ministers, Legion members and the general public, to join in an annual commemoration to honour all those who have lost their lives in conflicts.

Peter Crompton, Director of Music and accompanying organist, comments “Members of the Royal Hospital School Choir are no strangers to the Royal Albert Hall – they have been invited to sing at this event on a number of other occasions and in 2010 they were chosen by acclaimed composer and conductor, John Rutter CBE, to join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra here for his Christmas Celebration. It is, however, always such an honour and the excitement amongst the pupils (and staff) is building!”

A DVD of the Festival of Remembrance is available from the Legion’s Poppy Shop –

Photo: Royal Hospital School choir at the Royal Albert Hall for the John Rutter Christmas Celebration in 2010.