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3rd May 2024

A Musical Extravaganza

A Musical Extravaganza, on Friday 26 April, was a true showcase of musical talent, leaving the audience captivated from start to finish.

The chamber orchestra opened the concert with Antonio Vivaldi’s Summer from ‘The Four Seasons’, featuring soloist Elsa Marsh on violin. Her performance was electrifying, brimming with emotion and energy. They continued with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Elegy, delivering a poignant and moving rendition.

Next, the piano duet festival winners, Ibti Al Sayigh and Rosie Johnson, took the stage to perform Saint-Saëns’ Le Cygne from ‘Les carnaval des animaux’. Their seamless collaboration and musical finesse captivated the audience, showcasing their exceptional talent and artistry.

Following their performance, Lily Reynolds, winner of the singing competition, enchanted the audience with her mezzo-soprano voice accompanied by Anne Bolt on piano. Her rendition of Out here on my own from ‘Fame’ was heartfelt and soulful, leaving a lasting impression on all who listened.

The concert reached new heights with the concert band’s performance under the direction of Steve Foster. From the stirring melodies of Jay Chattaway’s Mazama to the soulful saxophone solo by George Marshall in Duke Ellington’s Come Sunday, the band delivered their best performance of the year, energizing the audience with their vibrant sound.

The concert concluded with an exhilarating arrangement of Duke Ellington’s classics and Gustav Holst’s Mars from ‘The Planets’, leaving the audience in awe of the talent and dedication showcased throughout the evening.

Overall, the evening concert was a resounding success, highlighting the exceptional talent of our students and the passion they bring to their musical performances.

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