On Thursday, 28 June, a packed audience of parents, staff and students were treated to an evening full of music at the Summer Concert.
The night featured 19 groups including trios, quartets, quintets plus large ensembles, with music played on a full range of instruments, including percussion, brass, wind, guitar and strings. The King Drummers performed the world première of a piece composed by Sophie Audibert-Moloney called Thunder. They also made up a piece on the spot – the name of a band member was picked from a hat (Martina Gonzalez) who had to start off the improvisation.
The concert did not just include instrumental groups as we had vocals from the St Anthony’s Choir and the Gospel Choir. There was also the return of one of our rock bands ‘Blue Monday’ and another, ‘Noise From Room 21’ made its debut.
Overall, the Summer Concert was one to be remembered as it was Mrs Hope’s last concert as Acting Head of Music. She is stepping down from full-time teaching, after over 30 years but, luckily for the school, she will return in September in a part-time capacity.
We thank all the musicians and singers involved, together with all the music staff, for creating a very enjoyable evening.
Mrs C Craven