On Wednesday 18th March the second of this term’s Spring Concerts was held in Turner Sims featuring the school’s advanced musicians. The Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Big Band and a number of soloists and chamber music performers wowed the audience with a sparkling array of top quality music including works by Liszt, Holst, Schubert, Weber, Beethoven and popular numbers by Ed Sheeran, Steve Reich and Scotty Morris to name a few. The evening was rounded off with a high energy performance of Marques’s Danzon and Fly me to the Moon featuring tap dancer.
Three video clips below and click here for the full playlist of YouTube videos. Comments from members of the audience and the concert programme may be found below.
Comments from emails received from members of the audience:
- We can't remember enjoying a school concert so much before so thank you (Parent)
- Thank you - I thought the concert was a real celebration of music and wow what a high standard! (Parent)
- We just wanted to say how fabulous the concert was. The standard of the playing and singing was unbelievably high, the orchestras and ensembles were excellent and all the soloists were so poised and confident. (Parent)
- These concerts just get better and better. And such diversity in style and genre! (Member of staff)
- I just wanted to congratulate all on another outstanding concert last night. It never ceases to amaze us how the school is able to replace the talented students who leave, with a new set who are every bit as good. In fact we thought that last night’s concert in the round was probably the best ever. It was an absolute pleasure to attend last night and it gave me huge pride to be a Governor of the school. (Governor)
- I just wanted to thank you for such a glorious evening yesterday: it was truly stunning to watch and listen to, and uplifting to look back on! (Member of staff)
- Well done to everyone for a hugely varied and enjoyable evening. A very high standard, with Weber Clarinet and Liszt Piano items being quite outstanding. The final song, 'Fly me...' brought the house down, complete with brilliant tap dancer. (Member of the public)