Last night’s Spring Concert was, once again, an evening of delight, with some highly polished performances from musicians and singers of all ages in the Senior School. Soloists, ensembles, choirs, bands and orchestras all performing under the guidance of Director of Music, Emma Kent, entertained the audience with a wide range of musical genres from the traditional classics to some toe-tapping contemporary.
The evening kicked off with the Chamber Orchestra performance of Alegro ma non tanto by Bach, with Year 13's Nick Loat and David Davies providing solo violin. The tempo picked up with the Junior Concert Band’s rendition of All That Jazz, from Chicago, followed by a very accomplished performance by the Junior String Quartet of Thoroughly Modern Varnish by Osbourne. The evening was rounded off by the Senior Concert Band, with Henry Mancini’s Baby Elephant Walk and Perez Prado’s Mambo No. 5.
Alongside the group pieces, there were some excellent solo performances from senior students Nick Loat (violin), Emma Rabicz-Szczerbo (clarinet) and James Russell (piano).
For the students studying GCSE Music, this was a good warm up before their GCSE performances on 14th March, from 4.20pm, to which all are welcome. The House Music Competition, traditionally, will be held on the last day of this term, Friday 24th March and we are delighted to welcome Mr Roland Robertson, Director of Music from Prior Park, as guest judge.