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Friday, 03 May 2013
Bolton School Girls' Division presented an outstanding showcase of music in their annual May Serenade, highlighting the breadth of talent throughout the School.
The very best of Bolton School's bands and ensembles were on top form for the concert. Under Miss Berry's direction, the Senior Concert Band opened with 'The Blue and the Grey' followed by the Percussion ensemble who presented, in their unique and wonderful style, the rhythms of 'Samba Serenata de Maio' led by Mr Forgrieve. The Junior Concert band’s rendition of ‘My Favourite Things’, was followed by the String Orchestra's rendition of ‘Violin Concerto in A minor’ rounded off by a number of solo string performances.
The Joint Senior Guitar Group then entertained the audience with ‘This Love’, and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, and the Intermediate Concert Band's ‘Best of the Beatles’ medley and ‘Highlights from High School Musical’ maintained the excitement. The evening continued with more outstanding offerings, including the ladies barbershop quartet, known as 'The Accidentals', with their arrangement of 'Cant Help Lovin Dat Man’, and performances from the Joint Senior Orchestra and the Senior Flute Quartet. The School choirs were all in fine voice. ‘Hallelujah' was sung beautifully by the Middle School Choir, as was 'You Raise Me Up' by the Combined Choir. The Senior Choir’s ‘Fields of Gold’ was wonderfully dynamic, while the Chamber Choir enchanted with their renditions of ‘Hide and Seek’ and ‘The Battle of Jericho’.
The joint Jazz Band concluded a fantastic evening with their signature energy and style, thrilling the audience with their performances of 'Agua de Beber' and 'Talk is Cheep'. A retiring collection raised money for LivLife charity in Tanzania.
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