On Sunday, the last day of the festival, the children sang their hearts out in the grounds of the world-historic Hampton Court Palace, once the home of the notorious Henry V111 and ill-fated Anne Boleyn. Fortunately, our audience wasn't demanding anyone's head but clapping along cheerily enjoying our environmental message and the passion and talent of the beautiful choir. I wonder what ol' King Henry would have thought of the children singing for the climate...not a concern in his day!!!
We had been holding our breath as rain was forecast, and we were due to sing on a Victorian-style bandstand. We would have sung in the rain if necessary, but the weather gods must have heard us; the rain held off and the sun shone kindly on all!
We write all our songs about a range of different environmental issues. The children sing about planting trees, their younger generation who are the young activists of the future, orangutans, elephants, white rhinos, climate change and the children's futures...and what a wonderful world we inhabit. The audience joined in and the grounds rang with the pure sounds of children's voices, glorious harmonies, exciting descants and rousing solos. A right royal ball was had by all!!!