Pupils from a school in Sidcup have "lapped up applause and ovations" after spending an amazing day performing at the Royal Albert Hall.

A total of 39 members of the Harmony Army choir from Hurstmere School took part in the 2019 Music for Youth Proms concert last week, joining some of the most creative and talented young musicians from across the UK.

The choir was invited to perform in the annual event as a result of exciting performances at regional and national festivals, and took Royal Albert Hall by storm as they headlined the finale.

The majority of the choir performed directly behind the orchestra, but seven boys led from the front of the stage.

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After months of hard work, the choir’s finale of ‘Here I Am’ and ‘Lifted’ delighted the audience.

Following a finale featuring fireworks and a balloon drop, a school said: "Our lead singers lapped up the applause and ovations."

"The audience certainly went home enthused by the excitement and energy of everyone involved.

"The drive and passion that the Harmony Army has shown this year was well-rewarded."

The young musicians from Hurstmere, an all-boys secondary school in Sidcup, have also supported the Alzheimer Society's 40th anniversary.

One of the songs they performed at the Royal Albert Hall, 'Here I Am', was written and recorded earlier this year in support of the anniversary, and is available on most music platforms to help raise money for charity.