It was an amazing night featuring the amazing hard-work, dedication and talent of all those who participated.
On the 8 of February, the school held a concert where students from Years 7 all the way up to Year 13 performed in what turned out to be an amazing showcase of talent.
The first half opened with an impressive performance by the Senior Brass, followed by the school’s Symphony Orchestra. A range of repertoire was demonstrated: they played two movements by Sibelius, two pieces by Prokofiev (including the ‘Montagues and Capulets’, perhaps better known as The Apprentice’s theme tune) and ended with the exciting Moldau by Smetana.
After the interval we were treated to some jazz by an amazing quartet led by Alex Dmochowski on saxophone, before solo performances from Lydia Skrentny, Mabel Hoskins, Jasmine Morris and Xenia Haslam, all of which were beautifully performed. The night ended with the Year 12 Jazz Band who - rather impressively - do not have a tutor, and are organised entirely by themselves. After two jazz standards by Charles Mingus and Charlie Parker respectively, the night ended with ‘Mercy Mercy Mercy’, which was arranged by the band themselves, and performed by memory.
Overall, it was an amazing night featuring the amazing hard-work, dedication and talent of all those who participated - and well done to everyone, for performing so well!
Claudia - Y12