James Dickinson – Head of Hertfordshire Music Service said
“On behalf of the Hertfordshire Music Service I would like to thank each and every performer and school that participated in the Hertfordshire Schools' Gala 2018. Your level of commitment and musicality shone through. You should be very proud of what you achieved - well done!”
Rufus Frowde – Musical Director and Conductor commented
“We asked a lot of you at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday and you rose admirably to the challenge. It would have pushed professional performers to pull off repertoire on this scale with just one 2-hour tutti rehearsal; I am indebted to you as performers and teachers for your hours of preparation to enable this. Will Todd and Michael Rosen were delighted with the first performances of If I Had Wings. All the other works and elements of the programme were performed with such energy and verve. I am still buzzing with the exhilaration of working with you all.