The choirs of Chigwell School travelled to West London to perform at the prestigious Cadogan Hall. For the first time the annual Choral Concert included performances from Year 4 right up to Chapel Choir with every year represented in between. The concert featured a broad repertoire, back to the Baroque period with Vivaldi’s Gloria, all the way up to 1960s pop with a rousing Beach Boy’s medley. Last year’s Head Boy, Lucas Abrami-Gill, returned to sing excerpts from Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni, accompanied by a professional orchestra and joined by peripatetic teachers Mr Alex Garziglia and Mr Matthew Duncan. We were honoured to have our Old Chigwellians back, from either end of the country, to give us a most beautiful recital including Tavener’s ‘The Lamb’. Whilst the Choral Society entertained the audience with a rousing performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria. This featured contributions from staff, parents and pupils, past and present. It also provided opportunity for our own young soloists, Anika, Rosie, Lisa and Nadya to shine. Chigwell would like to thank the pupils of Woodford Green Prep and their Director of Music Mrs Sarah Henderson who joined the Choral Society on the stage as part of our collaboration with local schools. The finale of the evening was a powerful rendition of Handel’s ‘Zadok the Priest’.