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26th April 2024

Music at Lunchtime: Musical Delights from Stage to Carnival

This week’s Music at Lunchtime recital featured selected commended students from our recent piano duet festival as well as the winner of our singing competition held in February this year.


Lily opened the recital with a selection of musical theatre songs, one of which, was her winning song item in the competition. Opening with ‘On my own’, from the renowned musical Les Misérables, she conveyed the themes of loneliness and vulnerability with aplomb.  Following this, she once again gave an emotional performance of ‘Out here on my own’ from the musical Fame and ended her performance on a lighter note, filled with wistful longing performing Etta James’ famous jazz piece ‘At Last’.


The three duets were all from Saint-Saëns Les carnaval des animaux (The Carinval of the Animals) arranged for four hands by L. Garban. Tomas and Anders set the scene, with the roaring Introduction et Marche Royale du Lion (Introduction and Royal March of the Lion) followed by Ibti and Rosie giving a wistful performance of Le Cygne (The Swan), probably the most well-known piece from this music suite.  For a more comical ending, Grace and Annie performed Fossiles (Fossils) evoking the image of bones clacking and skeletons dancing with the fast paced and powerful playing.


Congratulations to all our performers; alongside your musicality, your commitment to music is evident.

Next week’s Music at Lunchtime concert will be given by Lizzie.  She will be performing violin pieces by Beethoven and Lalo .

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