This morning our College musicians treated everyone to a short concert that was packed full of energy and enthusiasm.
The College Rock Band, led by Mr Moorhouse as lead guitarist, opened the concert with a rousing rendition of ‘Zombie’ by The Cranberries.
There then followed a series of soloists, each accompanied by Mr Percival on the piano. Andy played ‘Grief and Sorrow’ by Toshio Masuda on the violin, Cecily performed the ‘Londonderry Air’ on her flute, Ruby performed one of her Grade 8 singing pieces ‘Speak Low’ and Estee, an Allegro that she played in her Grade 5 clarinet examination.
Mrs Hunt led the College Choir in a moving piece, ‘Stand Up’ which she explained to everyone was about the life of Harriet Tubman. Born into slavery in America, she escaped and subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved people, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. The piece was first released in October 2019, co-written by Erivo with Joshuah Brian Campbell for the soundtrack to the biographical film ‘Harriet’, and it was lovely to hear our College students perform it so well.
And finally, the concert was wrapped up by the Rock Band, who got everyone swaying and clapping along to ‘Leave the Lights On’!
Very well done and thank you to all our accomplished performers as well as to their specialist music teachers.
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Click here to view the film of the College Rock Band >>.