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Winter Concert closes term

January 10th, 2018

The 60-strong Year 7 Choir opened the concert

On Tuesday 19th December, Music School helped bring the term to a close with their annual Winter Concert. 140 students, comprising 12 different music ensembles performed over an hour and a half of music, showcasing the diverse provision that Music School offers.

 

The evening began with the debut performance of the Year 7 Choir who sang Believe. There were many more contemporary songs throughout the evening with the guitar FretWrx group covering Bob Marley’s I Shot The Sheriff; Dance Electric, who combine synthesizer instruments with dancing and vocals, performing Poison and The Right Stuff and the new Samba band who played rhythmic drumming while walking through the audience.

Dance Electric provided a unique atmosphere to the evening with synthesizers and dance moves

Alongside contemporary music, classical pieces were interwoven through the evening. The Strings performed Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and the 26-piece orchestra played Ron Goodwin’s 633 Squadron and John Williams’ Somewhere In My Memory.

 

Throughout the evening, a number of festive hits, both traditional and modern, were played by many of the different ensembles. The House Band played Winter Wonderland while the Junior Choir sang Carol of the Bells. The Senior Choir also sang the traditional song Little Drummer Boy, using the arrangement by Bing Crosby and David Bowie which also includes Peace on Earth.

The Concert Band closed the evening by playing Shakin' Stevens' Merry Christmas Everyone

The modern Christmas offerings came from the Chamber Choir who sang White Winter Hymnal and the Concert Band who, after playing Europe’s The Final Countdown, closed the concert with Shakin’ Stevens’ Merry Christmas Everyone.

 

The concert showcased the hard work and dedication the students put in every week during their music lessons which begin at 7:30 each morning as part of the School’s extra-curricular programme.

For more images from the concert, please click here.

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