Talent Shines In Joint Music Concert
After many months of hard work for the Senior Girls and Boys, on Monday 12 March, the ‘big day’ had arrived, and they were ready to perform to an audience at their Joint Music Concert.
The pupils from Years 7 to 13 certainly rose to the occasion, and the audience of parents, staff, and fellow pupils supporting their peers, were treated to a range of solo and group items.
Felicity Kinsey, Year 9 Senior Girls pupil, said:
“I really enjoyed performing in the concert, it was a great opportunity to come together with the Senior Boys, and to express our musical talents. I was chosen to perform a solo/duet in Les Miserable. This was my highlight as it was one of my favourite shows and is always good fun to sing. I am grateful for all the support that has been given to me and look forward to future events.”
A parent commented on the evening:
“I just wanted to write and let you know how much we enjoyed the music concert this evening. I thought the performances by all of the students were fantastic and it was so lovely to see the enjoyment, music and performing, obviously brings to them.”
Highlights included Lewis Gabb singing 'Panis Angelicus' and Hannah Senior singing 'Somewhere Only We Know.' Instrumental items included Anna Leigh playing 'Pavane' by Faure on the clarinet and Benjamin Dyer playing 'Georgie', also on the clarinet. Ensemble items included Jake Wincomb and his teacher playing a cello duet by Offenbach and the SG Vox choir singing a medley from 'Les Miserables'.
Adrian Roach, Senior Boys Head of Music, commented:
“Performing in front of others can be daunting experience for some, but it can really develop confidence and have a positive impact on your brain and body. In the words of Plato, ‘Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.'”
Dan Gravett, Senior Girls Head of Music, added:
"Music is, by its very nature, a product of hard work, perseverance and dedication. We saw the culmination of countless hours of rehearsal time, in an evening full of maturity, expression and musical passion. The boys and girls provided the audience with a truly enjoyable evening of entertainment. It has proven that we have so much promising young talent in our midst and I am honoured to be a part of their musical journeys. I would like to say a huge thank you and well done to all the pupils that performed, it was a remarkable achievement.”