Marvellous Music at Autumn Concert
Thursday, 25 November 2021
The Autumn Concert was a wonderful opportunity for the school community to come together and enjoy live music in the Great Halls. Pupils from the Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions put on a varied selection of performances on the evening, ranging from classical pieces to film scores to pop music.
The Joint Senior Orchestra opened the programme in the Girls’ Division Great Hall with a rousing rendition of ‘The Magnificent Seven’, followed by ‘The Marriage of Figaro’. Pianists Victoria Wong and Marie Poon then took the stage to play a duet: Handel’s ‘The Queen of Sheba’.
Girls’ Division singers were then given their time in the spotlight. The Middle School Choir sang ‘How Far I’ll Go’ from Moana and Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’. Vocal group The Accidentals performed ‘For Good’ and the Senior Choir sang ‘What Is This Feeling’, both from the musical Wicked.
Returning to instrumental pieces, next the audience was treated to a Paganini violin solo as Alice Edwards played ‘Cantabile’. The Joint Saxophone Ensemble performed Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’.
The Joint Chamber Choir brought the first half of the Autumn Concert to a close with a performance of ‘The Wayfaring Stranger’ with accompaniment by Marie Poon and featuring a violin solo from Alice Edwards.
After the interval, the Concert moved into the Boys’ Division Great Hall for the second half, which began with the Drum Corps playing ‘Marcia Ritmica’, composed by Mr Forgrieve. Soloist Xuan Wang then played Liszt’s ‘Liebestraum No. 3’.
Again moving into vocal performances, the Boys’ Division Year 7 choir sang Elton John’s hit ‘I’m Still Standing’, followed by a vocal solo by Rishi Narla of his own piece ‘Anchor’. The Joint Chamber Choir then returned to sing ‘And So It Goes’ by Billy Joel.
The Boys’ Division Lower School Strings played ‘The Medallion Calls’ from Pirates of the Caribbean and the Tuned Percussion Ensemble performed two pieces: ‘Sway’ and ABBA’s ‘Money, Money, Money’. The Joint Senior Concert Band ended a wonderful evening of music on a high note with their performances of ‘Accolade’ and ‘Music from The Incredibles’.
The Joint Autumn Concert was filmed in two parts and is available to watch in full online:
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