Our traditional end of half term Informal Concert was devoted very much to a celebration of singing within the school, although it began with the Orchestra performing The Retreat of the Night Watch from Luigi Boccherini, a composer featuring quite a lot in the Upper School at the moment.
Our first solo singing performances were Let’s go Fly a Kite from Harry Douch and a solo debut for Callum Ford with Where is Love?
The Lower School Choir – or most of them at least – will be appearing in the Age on the Stage festival at the Theatre Royal on 22nd February and gave us a preview of their song melody of Que Sera Sera, I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles, Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavour on the Bedpost Over Night and My Old Man’s a Dustman – accompanied by Zak on the washtub bass!
Connie Crust, who has only recently started singing lessons, gave a debut performance of Do Re Me and our remaining three soloists performed pieces making their debut appearances at the concerts: A Smuggler’s Song (William Vernon), Every Tear A Mother Cries (Eliza Clark-Clements) and I’m Just a Girl Who Can’t Say No ( Issy Sparkes brimming with dramatic flair!)
As is traditional with the February concert, the winners from the House Singing Competition gave a repeat performance of their winning entry, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and proceedings concluded with the Upper School Choir debuting one of their new pieces 100 Miles of Sky written by our own Mr Nowell.