Berkhamsted Group | 10.03.2017

Parents and guests sing the praises of pupils’ Spring Concert performance

Parents and guests sing the praises of pupils’ Spring Concert performance

Over 200 pupils have performed in front of a packed-out Centenary Theatre for the 2017 Spring Concert 

The talent and performances of the pupils from Year 7 right through to Year 13 stunned the audience. 

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work with the concert last night.  My husband and I haven’t been to a school concert before and we were absolutely blown away with the talent and level of commitment from both the pupils and staff. Thank you for a great evening.” Lucy Carter, Parent. 

“Loved it! Music staff do a fantastic job. My 8 year old daughter came along with me and was totally absorbed. After Chloe sang in Big Band, she leaned over and said ‘I want to be able to sing like that one day.” Becky Miles, Parent and Biology Teacher.  

“Both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the concert and we both think (though not being music experts!) that the quality gets better and better.  We particularly enjoyed the orchestra and there were many feet tapping to the Chicago extracts – it was brilliant and also so lovely to see so many people making up the orchestra.” Parent

The full programme included:
Senior Trumpet Ensemble
Canzon Cornetto Samuel Scheidt
Big Band
Hello (soloist : Maeve Florsheim) Adele
On Broadway (soloist : Chloe Champken) Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Save the Last Dance for Me (soloist : Alex Burgar) Mark Isham
String Quartet
Movement 1 (Moderato)
from String Quartet No. 1, Opus 49 Shostakovich
Concert Band
Louie Louie Richard Berry
Guitar Ensemble
Grave Georg Philipp Telemann
Wonderwall Noel Gallagher (Oasis)
String Ensemble
Jurassic Park John Williams
The Final Countdown Joey Tempest
Sax Group
Old Sarum Karen Street
The Orchestra
Slavonic Dance Antonín Dvořák
Extracts from ‘Chicago’ Fred Ebb & John Kander
Senior Choir
Lacrimosa (from Requiem) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Only You Buck Ram
Extracts from ‘Les Misérables’ Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg

Count on Me Bruno Mars

A special thanks to all the directors of ensembles and accompanists; our peripatetic teachers, the theatre team catering staff, Mrs. Gann for the printing of the programme; and all staff helping with Front of House and Performers’ welfare.
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