15th December 2016
This year’s Christmas Concert was a bumper event in so many ways. The Salle was at bursting point with late comers having to stand. What did they all come to see? They came to see 20 performances of a very high standard; students who were taking themselves out of their comfort zones and challenging themselves to reach the highest standards. The diversity in the acts made every act refreshing and inspiring for the audience, who were totally absorbed by the performances.
There were classic vocal performances from Sennen Pappin singing Brahms’ Sappische Ode and Ellie Smith performing In Paradisum - Upper Sixth students at the very top of their game. Changing up the tempo of the performance, Georgia Marney’s rendition of Riptide by Vance Joy brought us into the 21st Century. In the year of David Bowie passing, Sean O’Farrell’s rendition of Hero’s on his
bass guitar was very poigiant.
One of the highlights which many commented on were the range of choral groups and the number of students and staff involved. The Year 7 and 8 choir, Dolce Cantabile started the evening off, and the event was finished with the Staff and Sixth Form Choir singing Karl Jenkins’ Adiemus. Huge thanks goes to Mrs Arkell for her boundless enthusiasm, encouragement and helping her students to dream big and aim for the stars. It was an evening full of stella performances.
Congratulations to all the performers who made it such a memorable night.