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Spring Concert

Spring concert programme

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.

Spring Concert 2015

On Wednesday 18th March we staged our annual Spring Concert to a packed hall. The concert featured all the academy ensembles: String Ensemble, Advanced Brass Group, Year 10-12 Flute Ensemble, Year 13 Flute Quartet, Saxophone Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Versatile Voices Choir, Folk Group, and the award-winning Big Band, Jazz Band and Soul Patrol. In addition year 13 students Toska Wonfor and Rebekah Weatherby performed outstanding tenor sax and piano solos respectively. The 6th form band Jonny’s At One performed ‘Uptown Funk’ with lead singer Georgia Whittle putting on an impressive ‘front-man’ performance by going into the audience – it was a superb ending to the first half.

In the second half the Versatile Voices Choir put on a memorable performance of two songs, one which featured Amirah Bobat, Lola Pap and Andrew Blackwell 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.

 

Photos can be found on the Academy website here.