Spring Concert

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Just before the Easter break, a large number of students impressed a packed audience with their musical talents.

The Concert showcased performance by both ensembles and soloists, and covered a great range of musical styles and genres.

The huge Year 7 Choir opened the evening with a confident performance of Kings of Leon’s, Use Somebody before continuing with The Beatles classic, A Hard Day’s Night.

The Wind Band then showed a range of emotions by playing the traditional spiritual, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, followed by the up tempo Cee Lo Green song, Forget You, which got a number of toes tapping in the audience!

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The Brass Group began the second half, with a rousing rendition of Bill Conti’s Theme from Rocky.

As well as these large ensembles, smaller groups also performed. Highlights included the String Quartet who performed a funky version of Pharrell William’s, Happy, which used cello percussion, and the rock band, Unorthodox, who played I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor by the Arctic Monkeys with infectious energy.

In addition to the large number of ensembles, the audience also enjoyed performances from a number of soloists. Again, a selection of styles were heard, from Dan Allday’s drum performance of The Kinks classic, You Really Got Me, to the virtuosic guitar performance of Eric Johnson’s, Cliffs of Dover by George Brown, and Finn Waddington’s jazzy tenor saxophone performance of James Rae’s Song for Emily.

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With 150 students taking part in the Spring Concert, the evening really was filled with talent! Congratulations must go to all of the students who took part. Well done boys!

Mrs Hughes

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