On the evening of Tuesday 5th July our School presented their annual Summer Concert. This year it was held at Our Lady of Victories, High St Kensington. It was wonderful to have the whole-school music community work together, and collaborate towards an outstanding culmination of musical excellence. We were presented with lovely performances from students in Years 7 through to 12. The development in the student’s confidence was evident, and each one was poised and expressive. Ana in Year 10 sang a brilliant rendition of Maybe This Time from Cabaret, which showed a brilliant continuous crescendo from the very start all the way through to the strong belt at the end. Clemmie in Year 12 rendition of Burn from Hamilton was excellent. Her handling of sonority was expertly communicated, and the final high-belt section was sung with much expression and was driven by the text. Key Stage 3 Choir sang a three part rendition of Don’t Stop Believing by Journey. The beginning was well-blended, and the harmonies were pleasing to listen to. The Junior Chamber Choir sang a moving rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Water, again in three parts. It was impressive that each of the students sang with confidence, and clearly knew their parts very well indeed. The Senior Chamber Choir sang contrasting repertoire; Cantique de Jean Racine by Fauré, and Man in the Mirror by Jackson. Botn were fantastic! They followed their conductor, Miss Calderwood and had lovely dynamic shaping in both of the pieces.
All in all, a wonderful way to finish the term, and the students should be incredibly proud of what they have achieved this year.