Our recent Autumn Instrumental & Choral Evening was the first big musical event we have been able to put on after almost a two-year performance absence. It interlinked all year groups with a genuine regard for the musical arts and demonstrating all their hard work.
As a pupil at Coloma, learning an instrument at the school and being part of St Cecilia’s Choir (Years 10-13), it felt extremely rewarding for me to be able to perform with the choir for the first time with a full audience and in a way that combined music pupils of all years and stages.
The concert was a mixture of classical and contemporary music with girls from Year 7 right up to Year 13, and included the first public performance of our Year 9 rock band, The Banned, who played ‘Mercy’ by Duffy. Our younger choir, St Anthony’s, also performed, singing ‘When I Grow Up’ from Matilda. The Flute Ensemble gave a very spirited rendition of ‘The Ride of the Cossacks’ and the Brass Band treated us to their version of Abba’s ‘Super Trouper’.
Our many soloists, duettists and chamber music performers could at last showcase their talent in front of their parents which was wonderful to see.
By Sylvia-Zela Perkins, 10Z