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Musical Juniors amaze Spring Concert audiences

The Junior School Orchestra perform at the 2022 Spring Concert

Budding musicians from Years Three to Six showed off their musical skills during two Spring Concert performances for their families.

Years Three and Four

The school Orchestra started the Years Three and Four Spring Concert with a bang with their vibrant performance of ‘Ob La Di’.

The audience enjoyed a range of solo and ensemble items, with music ranging from western classical to modern pop, and folk traditions to musical theatre. They were treated to delightful solos from pianists, vocalists, string and wind players, including a guitar rendition of ‘20th Century Boy’ by T. Rex and a performance of ‘America’ from the hit musical ‘West Side Story’ on trumpet.

To round off the concert, the Year Three and Four Choir sang upbeat tunes ‘Simple Melody’ and ‘Disco Beat’, and a three-part a cappella version of ‘Down in the Jungle’, before they wished the audience well with ‘Go Well and Safely’, and they even got the audience to join in!

Years Five and Six

The school Orchestra also started the Years Five and Six Spring Concert, before vocalists and guitarists opened the lovely solo performances.

Pianists, string players, flautists and percussion players next impressed the audience, before the Years Five and Six Choir closed the concert with a trio of lovely melodies. ‘Make Me A Light’ by Philip Wilby and Lin Marsh’s inspiring melody ‘Believe’ were followed by ‘Up Where We Belong’, a song many of the audience knew from the 1982 film ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’.

Junior School Head of Music Miss Anastasia Micklethwaite said: “After a long break we are delighted that live Spring Concerts have returned in the Junior School. It was fabulous to be able to share live music with each other and with families.

“We enjoyed a variety of music from different genres and from different countries, performed with enthusiasm and joy from the Choirs, the Orchestra and a wealth of soloists. Some children were on the concert stage for the very first time – a big step!

“Bravo to everyone who took part. It was wonderful to see so many of you enjoying the concerts and the music making, and I am really proud of you. Well done!”.