Musicians Put On Show-Stopping Concert
before half term, over 40 pupils took part in the first formal concert of the
year – the Autumn Concert. With a programme of music ranging from Vivaldi to a
piece written by a pupil just this year, an appreciative audience enjoyed the
many wonderful performances that the children had prepared.
Opening with two beautifully performed numbers from the Senior Choir, we then had a pair of pianists playing some reflective pieces – Mabel Rice and Teddy Ambler (Year 4) played Summer Evenings and Hushabye Mountain respectively. Year 7 girls Leigha Gunning-Wright (flute) and Charlotte Ambler (French horn) followed with the toe-tapping Movie Buster and an impressive Andante from F Strauss’ Horn Concerto.
A double-bill of movie tunes came next with Samuel Hawkins (Year 7) playing Hedwig’s Theme on clarinet and Monty Lindsay-Smith (Year 7) playing The Pink Panther on trumpet.
A trio of pianists then took to the floor with the flying fingers of Cornelius Workman (Year 6) playing the Arabesque by Burgmüller, a convincing Giga from James Lang (Year 5) and a catchy Kalinka duet from Sylvie Rice (Year 6) with Mr Dayus-Jones.
Year 5 pupil Annie Dayus-Jones followed with the jazzy Survivor on violin, before Grace Eakhurst (Year 7) gave us some Spanish sun on the flute with Recuerdos de La Bahía. We then had a second Hedwig’s Theme – this time on French horn played by Ocean Ching (Year 8).
On trumpet, Year 7 pupil Charlotte Mathew gave us a calming Largo from Vivaldi’s Winter movement of The Four Seasons, before we were treated to Edward Carew-Jones' (Year 7) composition Playable Pi to 77 Decimal Places. He had written this piece based on the number Pi using Garageband, and the audience was absolutely thrilled with his introduction to the piece and the performance of his audio track.
Two singers gave us songs from stage and screen– Ella Rowlands (Year 7) singing Feed the Birds and Poppy Chedzoy (Year 8) singing Wouldn’t it be Loverly. The concert was brought to a fantastic close with Year 5 Francesca Rifaat-Whitehouse's show-stopping violin piece, The Boy Paganini.The evening was a huge success and gave a wonderful taste of more to come this year. Well done to all involved in such a brilliant concert.
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