May Concert 2017
This year’s May Concert took place on Saturday 20th May in front of a large audience made up of Guild members, parents and girls. The concert opened with Sinfonia delivering an outstanding performance of the Ritual Fire Dance from El Amor Brujo (Love, the Magician) by de Falla, conducted by Mr Stacey. A series of short solo items and small ensembles followed featuring a wide range of instruments and musical styles.
Particular highlights were Sophie Pritchett-Brown’s performance of Soldiers March by Gounod (trumpet), Victoria To and Alice Tang’s (violin) Trio Sonata by Boyce, accompanied by Mrs Statham on piano, and a delightful rendition of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, complete with special effects, under the expert direction of Mrs Adams, Head of Woodwind, Brass and Percussion. Lower College Choir drew the concert to a rousing conclusion with a spirited performance of Sing (Commonwealth Jubilee Song) under the inspirational guidance of Mr Parker, Head of Singing.
After break, a second smaller concert followed in the Sanders Room. This more intimate event was so well attended by an enthusiastic audience of parents and girls, that space had to be made for the performers. All who attended enjoyed a delightful morning of music making of the highest standard. Definitely a date for next year’s diary!
Mr P Stacey, Music Teacher and Mr Hawley, Director of Music