Musicians of all ages showcased the school’s vast array of talent at this year’s winter concert.
From sixth former Henry Brearley’s note-perfect rendition of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 to the enthusiasm of the beginners’ brass ensemble, the concert delighted the audience of parents, pupils, staff and governors.
Younger pupils were first on to the stage with the junior band, the boys’ vocal group and the junior percussion ensemble delighting the audience of parents and governors with pieces ranging from Pearson and Elledge’s Hoedown Hayride to an arrangement of the Flintstones.
Niamh Johnson, Cornelia Kolusi, Nikita Murray and Gwen Rayworth followed with a harmonious vocal performance of Perry’s If I Die Young.
Bringing the first half to a close, sixth former Henry Brearley, accompanied by the first orchestra, produced an outstanding performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3.
One of the school’s most accomplished musicians, the concerto was a fitting acknowledgement of Henry’s talent and commitment to the school’s musical life.
The musical opportunities available to beginners and the younger years of the senior school were perfectly on display in the second half.
Girls’ vocal group VOX, the beginners’ brass ensemble, junior chamber choir and the guitar ensemble all shared their enjoyment of recently acquired musical skills to an enthusiastic reception.
Leading the way
Senior flute ensemble’s beautifully performed pieces by Bizet, Mozart and Gannoway provided plenty to aspire to, while senior percussion ensemble closed the concert with an uplifting arrangement of Pharrell Williams’ Happy.
The school’s musicians are now looking forward to their next challenge, a choral concert on Saturday 14th March 2015 in collaboration with Chorale and Cheshire Sinfonia.