Audience Thrilled by 3 Choirs Concert

Performing to a packed audience and following many rehearsals since the beginning of the term, the Choral Society Choir joined the Schools Senior and Lower School Choirs to sing altogether last Friday.

Before the Concert held in Big School, whilst enjoying a glass of wine, there was the opportunity to view Sixth Form International Baccalaureate student artwork in the Cloisters by Big School. The Head of Art, Siobhan Phillips, commented, The art exhibition included work that explores a range of themes including natural forms and portraits. The range of materials was varied including paintings, pastel work and photograph.

After the initial welcome and introduction to the evening by Roger Paul, Director of Music, the enthusiastic Lower School Choir, conducted by Rebecca Paul, Music Teacher, performed the opening numbers and set the scene for what was to follow, They performed My Heart will go on from Titanic and O when the Saints.   

Three talented Year 10 musicians, George Fradley, John Paul and Luke Taylor, then accompanied Year 11 pupil, Luca Kuhn singing Try, from the musical Fame. This was followed by Helen Coney, the Arts Centre Manager and accomplished clarinetist, performing I wish I knew how it would feel to be free by Billy Taylor.

The evening of song included a medley from Les Miserables preformed by the Community Choir.  Between performances by the Choirs, the Scholars Ensemble played the Overture, The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart and the Orchestra performed highlights from Star Wars, The Phantom Menace, by John Williams as well as Michael Jacksons Thriller which included an amusing  vocal accomplishment  by Roger Paul, Director of Music.

The talented singing duo, Daisy Clarke, Year 10 and Henry Maybury, Year 13 again delighted their audience by singing Somewhere over the Rainbow and the Lloyd-Webber favourite, All I ask of you from the Phantom of the Opera.

The Senior Choir and Choral Society Choir were conducted by Roger Paul, Director of Music, commented, All three Choirs have enthusiastic members and they have rehearsed long and hard to perfect their performances. I was delighted how they all performed last Friday and look forward to next years concert, which may need to be in an even larger venue. The evening ended with a Grand Finale featuring all the performers, well over 100 voices, singing two favorites What a Wonderful World and Bridge Over Troubled Water.

28th May 2010  Back to News