The annual Year 13 Leavers’ Concert will take place on Friday 19th May at 7.00 pm in The Max. It will feature many Year 13 students performing solos, duets and group items in a range of styles from the pop, rock, jazz and classical genres. A level student Molly Sykes will be performing the first movement of Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto accompanied by a Chamber Orchestra consisting of students and parents. Soul Patrol, Jazz Band, Flute Quartet and Versatile Voices will also feature as these groups have a lot of Year 13 members. The concert is open for anyone to come and watch. Tickets are now on sale from Student Services priced at £5 adults and £3 Under 19s. They are limited to 120 so please purchase in advance to avoid disappointment.
Tuesday 29th November sees the return of our annual Xmas concert. This year is a special concert because we will be celebrating the support and commitment of our Chair of Governors, Max Corney, as he steps down after 28 years in the role.
Tickets are available now from Student Services priced £5 and £3. They normally sell out, so get yours now!
The concert will start at 7pm in the Main Hall and feature all of the Academy ensembles, including our new year 7 choir and jazz band, the AS Music class and other A level soloists.
It’s been a crazy, hectic and frighteningly busy few weeks back! But fear not though, we have managed to thrash together another Performing Arts newsletter reflecting on the “goings on” in the faculty during the last summer term.
Massive congratulations to all of our examination students who have achieved some of our best ever results and keeping us firmly at the top of the county in terms of results overall. Well done everybody involved….. together we are keeping creativity alive and kicking.
Please download the latest copy here sep-2016-rsa-perf-arts-newsletter
We’ve had to keep the issue shorter this time (8 pages) due to a short fall in sponsorship. A massive “thank you” goes to the Market Harborough and Bowdens Charity who are supporting us this year as we search for a more permanent sponsor for the newsletter.
A huge “thank you” too to former student Ava Forbes who has given us hours of her time in compiling this edition.
On Wednesday 23rd March, the penultimate day before the Easter holidays, we staged our annual Spring Concert to a packed hall. The concert featured A level Music soloists as well all the academy ensembles: String Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Year 10-12 Flute Ensemble, Year 13 Flute Quartet, Saxophone Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Versatile Voices Choir, Folk Group, Big Band, Jazz Band and Soul Patrol. In addition year 13 violinist Emily Newlyn gave a mesmerizing performance from memory of Josef Suk’s ‘Appassionato’ from ‘Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Opus 17’. Our other 6th form soloists of the evening was year 12 vocalist Ellie Boxall who performed a cover of Adele’s ‘When We Were Young’ very convincingly accompanied by rhythm section and strings in an arrangement by AS Music student Madeleine Oakland.
In the second half the Versatile Voices Choir put on a memorable performance of the traditional spiritual ‘Steel Away’, arranged by Mark De-Lisser, featuring year 11 GCSE Music students Amirah Bobat, Lola Pap and Bronwen Herman as soloists. At the end of the second half Soul Patrol showcased three of their new original songs written for the Music for Youth Festival recently.