Music lights up first half of Michaelmas term
|In true Berkhamsted tradition, music has been an enjoyable feature of the first half of Michaelmas term.|
Music Award holders hosted the annual Scholars’ Concert on Thursday 6th October in the Old Hall, supported by an audience of parents, staff and friends. Over 25 items of high quality were heard during the evening, with performances from our youngest scholar in Year 5, Lucy Carter, right up to those seasoned veterans in Year 13 such as George Brandon, Bronte Capaldi, Olivia Currie, Alex Burgar, Alice Hart and Sam Cullen.
As always the atmosphere in the Old Hall was fantastic and the standard of performances inspiring for all musicians and audience.
Link below to see a gallery of photos:
|Music Scholars’ Concert Gallery | Web link|
Sixth Form House Music Competition
Nash House, overall winners of the Sixth Form House Music competition.
The end of the first half term means that House Music season is upon us! In House rooms across the campuses, carefully selected pieces are rehearsed and fine-tuned ready for the big day.
27 performances – a solo, ensemble piece and House song by each of the nine Sixth Form Houses – ensured a musical and visual feast. It was a closely-run contest and, after providing some useful advice to the performers, Gillian announced the winners, which were as follows:
- Best Classical Soloist – Bronte Capaldi (Alto Saxophone), who performed Darius Milhaud’s Braziliera (Spencer)
- Best Soloist – Eloise Groves (Voice and Guitar), who performed Ed Sheeran’s A Team (Churchill)
- Adjudicator’s Discretionary Prize – Jonny Peniket (Voice and Guitar), who performed Damien Rice’s Amie (Nash)
- Best Ensemble – Churchill, who performed Amber Run’s Pilot
- Best House Song – Nash, who performed Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now
- Best Conductor (The Gibbs Baton) – Alex Burgar, who conducted the Hawks ensemble’s performance of Duncan Sheik (arr. Burgar): Mama Who Bore Me (reprise)
- Overall Winning House (The Greene Cup) – Nash (pictured above)
Look out for further updates on the Girls’ and Boys’ House Music competitions on Thursday 20 October.
Click on the link below to see a gallery of photos and a short video of highlights, set to Eddie Amador’s House Music, as played by ‘DJ’ Ottaway before the adjudicator’s decisions were announced:
|Sixth Form House Music 2016 | Web Link|
Sixth Form House Music 2016 from BerkhamstedSchoolsGroupVideo on Vimeo.
Churchill House – Best Ensemble
Eloise Groves (Churchill) – Best Soloist
Bronte Capaldi (Spencer) – Best Classical Soloist