Musicians of all ages showcased the senior school’s vast array of talent in a fusion of classical and modern music from soloists, groups and ensembles which ensured the Winter Concert was an outstanding success for all involved.
Leading the way
Solo performances came from violinists Oscar Williams and Joshua Furtado-Mendes, saxophonist Matthew Howling and euphonium player Daniel Vincent.
The vocal groups kept it modern with contemporary songs, including recent number one track See You Again from the Fast and Furious soundtrack, while the String Quartet performed Mozart classic Rondo in G.
The Junior Band opened the show with a rousing rendition of New York, New York while the Second Orchestra upped the tempo with the uplifting 76 Trombones. The Woodwind Ensemble delighted audience members with their take on Old McDonald.
The Junior Percussion Ensemble made sure everyone was wide awake with a stunning rendition of a track called Swordfight which saw them hitting their own drums and the drums and sticks of the person next to them.
The Senior Percussion Ensemble surprised everyone by turning all the lights out and performing their set with glow in the dark sticks.
Director of Music Michael Dow praised pupils and staff for their dedication in the run up to the concert and Headmaster Mr Chicken thanked performers’ parents for their unfaltering efforts to support their child’s musical endeavours.