Thursday, 30 March 2017
The Junior Boys welcomed the new season with a wonderful array of music at their Spring Concert, held in the Boys’ Division Great Hall.
The evening was opened by the Percussion Ensemble performing ‘A Little Taste of Latin’ and ‘Biscuit Boys Drum Line’, followed by the Wind Band who played ‘Ballad in Blue’ and ‘Absolutely Tango’ed’. The Lower School Choir then offered up ‘Rollerghoster’ and a lovely medley of Mary Poppins songs.
Next to take centre stage was the Tuned Percussion Group with their pieces ‘Dr Hase under der Igel’ and John Williams’s music from the Harry Potter films. The Guitar Ensemble added to the evening’s variety with the traditional piece ‘Valencia’ and ‘Bongo Bore’. The Chamber Choir continued the performances by singing ‘Rumba and ‘This Old Man’. They were followed by the Strings Group playing ‘Let’s Rock’ and the Cello Quartet performing ‘Skye Boat Song’.
Year 6 pupil Vibhav Sugumar, the winner of the Junior Boys’ Music Festival, performed Hummel’s ‘Prelude’ as an accomplished piano solo.
The Upper School Choir sang John Rutter’s ‘I Believe in Springtime’, followed by ‘Rhythm of Life’ from Sweet Charity. The Recorder Group rounded off the instrumental performances of the evening with ‘Just Hold On’ and, as a fitting conclusion, Vivaldi’s ‘Spring’.
The concert ended with a marvellous Elton John Medley, sung by the massed voiced of the whole Junior Boys’ School and accompanied by Mrs Ives, Mr Forgrieve and Mr Bleasdale. The medley featured many of Elton John’s greatest hits, from ‘Crocodile Rock’ to ‘Candle in the Wind’ to ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’, and ‘I’m Still Standing’ provided a dramatic finish. The audience was delighted with the boys’ energetic and enthusiastic performance of the medley!
A retiring collection was held in support of Water Aid, raising money to help provide safe water, sanitation and hygiene education to the world’s poorest people.
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