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Music ensembles shine at Spring Concert

The audience listening to singers at the 2024 Spring Concert

St George’s Church hosted an outstanding evening of music as a number of SGS ensembles delivered exceptional performances at the 2024 Spring Concert.

Wind Orchestra were first up and they started the concert with Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Triumphal March from Aida’. Sixth Form soloist Sam Burrows then impressed the congregation during ‘Romanza, Second Movement from Euphonium Concerto’ by Karl Jenkins.

Chamber Choir filled the impressive venue with a quartet of wonderful pieces. They started their set with ‘Ev’ry Time I Feel The Spirit’ by Bob Chilcott and followed this with Gabriel Fauré’s ‘Cantique de Jean Racine’. Jack Halloran’s arrangement of ‘Witness’ and Noble Cain’s arrangement of ‘Ezekiel Saw De Wheel’ rounded of their vocal performances.

The opening half was closed by the First Orchestra’s renditions of ‘Adagio–Allegro, First Movement from Symphony No. 104’ by Joseph Haydn and Johan Svendsen’s ‘Romance for Violin and Orchestra in G, Op. 26’. Svendsen’s piece featured a beautiful solo from Upper Sixth student Jonathan Hyde.

Following the interval, Junior Chamber Choir then displayed their burgeoning vocal talent. ‘Benedictus’ by Brian Lewis, ‘Jesu Ukukhanya/Baraka Na Wewe’ by Alexander L’Estrange/Victor Johnson and Roger Emerson arrangement of ‘Over the Sea to Skye’ thrilled the audience – as did their final piece, Sally K. Albrecht’s ‘Jubilate Deo’.

‘Gavotte’, ‘Air’ and ‘Gigue’ – three movements from Johann Sebastian Bach’s ‘Suite in D Major’ – were expertly delivered by the gifted String Orchestra before the Chorus closed proceedings with all five movements (‘Kyrie’, ‘Gloria’, ‘Sanctus’, ‘Benedictus’ and ‘Angus Dei’) from Bob Chilcott’s ‘Nidaros Jazz Mass’.

If you would like to witness our talented musicians in action, tickets are now available for next month’s Summer Concert and Leavers’ Concert. Visit the Events page to secure your place.