This year’s Summer Concert took place on Wednesday, 10th July and was an evening full of amazing performances, including a piano duet by Katie Makulska and Joanna Vieira O’Neill who played the very pretty Berceuse from the Dolly Suite by Fauré.
We were also treated to, amongst others, two percussion ensembles, clarinet and oboe duets, two guitar ensembles and many more. The Senior Flute Ensemble produced a very entertaining rendition of The Teddy Bears’ Picnic, with Mr Desorgher dressed head to toe in a teddy bear outfit.
The school rock bands made a notable contribution to the evening which included the debut of our third band Sunny Side Up. Students ranging from Years 7-12 participated and, as a result, it turned out to be a most thrilling and enjoyable evening for the students and parents/friends in the audience. This was of course thanks to the help and work of several music teachers, the tech team and the incredible music department.
A special thanks to Mr Fagan-King, who lead King Drummers and Jazz Band, and to Mrs Hope, who accompanied many of the ensembles and soloists. Sadly, this was their last concert as teachers at the school.
Mrs Hope will be retiring after 39 years of dedicated service to the school and pupils; Mr Fagan-King is moving, with his family, to Dorset. They will both be missed very much and we wish them every good fortune in the future.
Antonia Mazuri, Year 11