Children and young people came together on 13 March at Portsmouth’s Guildhall for an evening of music, drama and dance. ‘Soundsational’ was a celebration of musical talent in Portsmouth and provided an opportunity for the young performers to take to the stage in front of enthusiastic audience of friends, families and members of the public.
In the company of the Deputy Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor David Fuller, schools and colleges from across the city performed a variety of familiar songs, stage hits and extracts from musicals. Elton John’s Circle of Life, Too Darn Hot from Kiss Me Kate and songs from Fame were performed alongside music from the Kings of Leon, Nirvana and Foo Fighters.
The stage was packed with rock bands, choirs, dance groups and the audience were delighted by the eclectic mix of music that left everyone wanting more.
Event producer Catherine Brentnall, from Portsmouth Music Hub, said after the show:
‘It’s been an incredible night, with a wide range of captivating performances. The enthusiasm of so many young people is truly inspiring for everyone involved, and the audience responded so positively to the skill, the passion and the commitment of our talented, young performers. The creative future of Portsmouth is definitely in safe hands!’
Further images and film from ‘Soundsational’ can be found at www.portsmouthmusichub.org.uk.
Header photo: A young performer from ‘Soundsational’ © Portsmouth Music Hub