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Midsummer Concert

11 July 2017

The Midsummer Concert always ends the academic year on a high note and last night's performance was no exception as musicians from Years 7 - 10 performed a programme throughout which ran the common thread of 'fun'.

The upbeat tone was set by the orchestra opening the concert with Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and continued as the Cellistas group took on Eye of Tiger. The Year 7 Chamber Choir sang Lennon and McCartney's When I'm Sixty Four, the Year 7 Choir gave a rousing performance of Stage Fright, complete with back flips, and Senior Choir sang Three Hungarian Folk Songs, by Seiber, complete with utterly nonsensical lyrics.

Interspersed between the lighter numbers were some more serious pieces; Symphony in D, by Pleyel, was played by the Advanced Ensemble, Jesu, dir sei Preis, by Bach, was played by the Early Music Group, Cimarosa Suite movements 2,3 & 4 ,arranged by T.R George, was played by the Flute Choir and Vois sur ton chemin, by Coulais, was sung by the Year 7 Chamber Choir. Year 8 Music Scholar Helen played her Grade 6 piece for cello, Sonata 1st Movement by Romberg.  

The concert was a fantastic show case for the School's younger musicians and a celebratory prelude to the Lower School Prize-Giving which followed.