Phorms Campus Hamburg – Beethoven’s Ninth

A political fanfare for the G20 summit in the Elbphilharmonie

On 7 July 2017, year 9 and 10 secondary school students from the Phorms Campus Hamburg enjoyed a very special day out. Thanks to Politics and History teacher Victoria Bordé, the school got the chance to attend the concert marking the G20 summit in the Elbphilharmonie, the new concert hall in Hamburg. The invitation stipulated evening dress and comprehensive security checks at the ferry terminal, which the students went through patiently. A ferry took the guests to the concert hall, where students had to wait again, although the time flew by as they enjoyed the views across Hamburg and nibbled on snacks while rubbing shoulders with political bigwigs like Finance Minister Schäuble. Once the students and world leaders like Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron took their seats, the audience listened, enraptured, to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. A magnificent evening that will stay in the students’ memories for a long time.

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