We all thoroughly enjoyed the impressive performances given by our musicians at an Informal Concert which took place in the Performance Hall this week. Incorporating a range of genres and instruments, it made for an extremely entertaining late afternoon for the parents, staff and other pupils in attendance.
Zoe G (Year 10) opened the concert performing ‘Sonatina in A minor’ by Benda with confidence and competence. She was followed by Libby R (Year 10) who played the upbeat ‘Boogalie-Woogalie’ on the flute, making the watching audience want to get up and dance!
Agatha P (Year 13) then took to the stage singing ‘Dream Angus’ by John Cutler, in the first of her two performances. Her second piece, which came later in the concert, was ‘Allegro Moderato’ by Haydn, which she played exquisitely on the violin. The involved and intricate piece, which stretched the technique of the violinist, is something that Agatha will be performing for her upcoming Royal Academy of Music Grade 8 examination.
Dan L (Year 11) was another musician who appeared twice. His first piece was ‘The Happy Farmer’ (Schumann), which he played on the Tuba. His second was ‘Prelude No3’ by Bach, performed beautifully on the piano.
Annabelle C (Year 8) made her Informal Concert début playing ‘Waltz Mystic’ by Moore on the piano. She demonstrated that she is a confident and talented pianist, and we look forward to hearing more from her at future concerts.
Anastasia M (Year 12), thoroughly impressed with her moving rendition of “Your Daddy’s Son” (Ahrens/Flaherty) from the musical ‘Ragtime’ based on a book by Terrence McNally.
All the musicians played to an excellent standard and our thanks go to them, along with our Director of Music, Mrs Pope, for organising such a lovely end to our day.