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Musicians produce cracking performances at Christmas Concert

Flutes at the 2021 Christmas Concert

An excited crowd headed to the Dining Hall to take in the wonderful sounds of SGS musicians who performed a plethora of songs at the Christmas Concert.

The String Orchestra kicked off the show with ‘Purcell in Miniature’. The performance encompassed five pieces: ‘Trumpet Tune’, ‘Minuet’, ‘Scotch Tune’, ‘Lilliburlero’ and ‘Riggadoon’.

Pierre Passereau’s ‘Il Est Bel Et Bon’ and ‘Come, Landlord, Fill The Flowing Bowl’ were delightfully delivered by the Brass Quartet and the Junior Chamber Choir continued the superb show with versions of John Jacobson and Roger Emerson’s ‘Miracle of Lights’ and Cara Dillon and Sam Lakeman’s ‘Blue Mountain River’.

Before the interval, Lower Sixth soloist Ella Moran performed a “spectacular” version of Irving Berlin’s ‘Blue Skies’ and the Big Band executed ‘All the Things You Are’ by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein and well-known tune ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ excellently.

VOX opened the second half of the concert with Giorgio Moroder and Keith Forsey’s ‘The NeverEnding Story’ and ‘Shine Like Stars’ by Pinkzebra.

Second Orchestra were next up and they enchanted the crowd with four pieces: Antonio Vivaldi’s ‘Autumn’, ‘St Anthony Chorale’ by Johannes Brahms and Joseph Haydn, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ‘Scene And Dance Of The Swans’ and ‘The Magnificent Seven’ by Elmer Bernstein.

‘Hark, All Ye Lovely Saints’ by Thomas Weelkes, Cloud’s ‘My Good Lord’s Done Been Here’ and ‘Fair Phyllis I Saw Sitting All Alone’ by John Farmer were superbly sang by the Chamber Choir.

The final ensemble of the show was the Wind Orchestra. Their first song was ‘Mancini Magic’ by Henry Mancini and they rounded the event off with a festive and jolly version of Leroy Anderson’s ‘Sleigh Ride’.