Autumn Concert Friday 20th October 2.00pm

Autumn Concert   Friday 20th October 2.00pm
Music from Around the School and SHOW STOPPERS!
The hall was packed with parents and friends on the last Friday afternoon before the half term break. They had all come to watch the pupils sing, play and dance in the annual Autumn Concert – and they were not to be disappointed! It was lovely to see every pupil in the school, from Key Stage 1 upwards, involved and performing so enthusiastically.
Every class had their own set pieces, starting with Year 2 singing Jo, Jo Jonah and Who Built the Ark? closely followed by Year 1 performing 1 Basket, 2 Loaves and 5 Fishes. All the songs for Key Stage 1 were ones associated with their RE studies. Year 3 later showed their prowess on the recorders with a rendition of two dances (Waltz and Cha-Cha) and then sang He’s got the Whole World in his Hands. There is no doubt that there are some budding instrumentalists coming up! Year 5’s Rhythmic Rumba got us all in a Latin mood as did Year 4’s bouncy and jolly I Got Rhythm from the show ‘Crazy for You’. Year 4 played the tune beautifully on the tuned instruments as well! The final class piece came from Year 6 with two songs- a beautiful Edelweiss (in 2 parts) and a very happy I’m Singing in the Rain.
Quite a number of soloists performed during the concert. It is quite daunting playing in front of 120 parents and friends, but the players all rose to the occasion with their usual aplomb. We had four pianists Harry Barnett, Oliver Hamilton, Maya Mandair and Caoimhe Guppy who played with great sensitivity. Two brass players – Michael Clark on cornet and Joseph Chatterton on baritone – also showed good technique on their instruments and two singers – Daisie Rhymes and Toby Stanley dazzled us with their songs Lavender Blue and If I were a Rich Man.
A new part of the concert was hearing the Holy Redeemer Band. This group who came together this September played three pieces Les Bouffons, Oh When the Saints and We will Rock You. Although new as a team, they have already proved they can play together and work as one. We look forward to this group developing further and hearing them again Christmas.
The concert finished with some songs from the shows. These were performed by the choir, with its usual flourish, and gave us renditions of Consider Yourself (soloist Jack Porter), Tale as old as Time, You’re never Fully Dressed Without a Smile (soloists Caoimhe Guppy, Natalija Kelly and Ruth Teale), Chim Chim Cheree (soloists Flynn Walsh and Charlie Deary), Flash Bang Wallop (soloists Harry Barnett and Natalija Kelly).
It was a lovely concert which reflected the musical talent of the school.

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