Over 50 musical pupils from Lakelands School and Ellesmere College combined their musical talent last night and entertained a 'full house' in The Arts Centre at Ellesmere College. The concert was in aid of Save The Children and was attended by The Mayor and Mayoress of Ellesmere. An impressive £664 was raised during the evening for the charity. The diversity of young musical talent was well received by the audience, with the performed pieces ranging from Mendelssohn to Mancini. The Lakelands School's Irish Folk Group and Jazz Band were particularly entertaining as was the duo sung by Becky Ros and Adam Herbert, pupils at Lakelands School who sang 'Something Stupid' by Sinatra. One of Ellesmere College's talented musicians, Jenny Scarisbrick, performed a piano solo, ' Intermezzo in A Major' by Brahms as well as accompanying the College Choir who sang a selection from 'Godspell' that will be part of their repertoire when they tour to Venice next summer. The College Orchestra also performed a miniature concerto by Rowley during which, another talented pianist, Samantha Lamberton played a solo. Julian Whittaker, Head of Music at Ellesmere College, commented 'the concert last night was a celebration of young musical talent. Particularly impressive was the tremendous range of the pieces performed to such a high quality.' Six local adult singers who sing together for fun on a regular basis also joined the schools. Known as 'The G's and T's', they entertained the audience with a variety of short songs and their leader, Bobby Mulheir had two solo spots, performing Victoria Woods pieces which were both very funny.     The concert raised £664 in total for 'Save The Children' and their local organiser, Mrs. Katrina Jebb commented ' it was a wonderful evening. The diversity of musical talent was very impressive. There was a good community spirit and the evening was both an enjoyable and successful one. There has been a longstanding connection between Ellesmere College and 'Save The Children' and we were delighted that the proceeds of the combined schools' concert were given to the charity. A big thank you goes to both schools and to all those local people who came along for the concert and supported 'Save The Children'.

10th October 2003  Back to News