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21 February 2018

King's Hall Lent Music Concert

Before half term, our Prep children entertained parents and friends, with a wonderful two hour music concert, performing more than 30 pieces which highlighted the very best of King’s Hall musical talent.

Among the many excellent solos were a number of the school’s larger ensembles and also several chamber music pieces – playing together is undoubtably one of the greatest joys and we are fortunate to have so many enthusiastic children for whom making music together is clearly a pleasure.

The concert began with the one of our newest groups, the Violin Group (with pupils ranging in age from Year 2 to Year 8) who performed Bach’s Beautiful sheep may safely graze with a wonderfully pastoral air.

This was followed in stark juxtaposition by the Percussion Group, led by Mr Parsons, with the Imagine Dragons’ popular hit Believer. The rhythmic complexity was impressive and the exuberance was infectious.

Our singing soloists, Grace Gompels (Year 4), Ella Francis (Year 5), Grace Eakhurst (Year 5) and Ella Rowlands (Year 5) performed with great confidence and gave very different but equally characterful renditions.

The Orchestra performed two lovely pieces. The first, Brahms’ arrangement of the St Anthony Chorale theme by Haydn, followed by the delightful Largo from Dvorák’s Symphony No.9. Then straight into the Cello Quartet with their two contrasting pieces of a theme by Mozart followed by a hornpipe.

It was an enjoyable evening and was great to see such variety of music being played by our pupils.

Well done to everyone who took part!

Click here to read more about so many other individual performances in our Prep Newsletter:

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