King Edward school choir perform at Dambusters concert


The choir from King Edward VI Grammar School will sing at the world premiere of Lincolnshire Skies: A Tribute to the Dambusters in a Music for Youth Schools Prom on November 12 at the Royal Albert Hall.

The performance was commissioned by the Lincolnshire Music Service to mark the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters’ mission.

The last surviving British Dambuster, Squadron Leader George (Johnny) Johnson, will be the guest of honour.

He said the prospect of hearing children from the county perform the premiere of Lincolnshire Skies made him feel ‘both proud and humbled’. The massed ensemble unites around 600 performers ranging in age and ability from nearly 40 schools. The concert will be the culmination of an eight month programme.

Coun Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children’s Services, said: “Lincolnshire has an excellent reputation for music delivery and opportunities. To perform as part of the Music for Youth Massed Ensemble is an honour for the county and will musically unite the Children and Young People across Lincolnshire.”