New Hall was full for the last concert of the academic year with performances from a variety of junior school pupils. The Junior Orchestra opened the diverse musical evening with a medley from ‘The Greatest Showman’. The Junior Drumline and Percussion Ensembles lit up the evening with their rousing performances, as did the Junior Saxophone and Clarinet Groups. The Year 8 group enthusiastically delivered their unique rendition of ‘Shotgun’ whilst the Cello Group and Stringles both set a melodic summer tone. A solid piano solo from Guan Chen Liu, a delightful flute and horn duet from Joe Mathison and Rose Jackson and a light and airy performance of ‘Mr Sandman’ from the vocal quartet, all added to the occasion. The Modern Music Ensemble set toes tapping with the colourful sounds of Snarky Puppy and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and the Year 5 & 6 Boys’ Choir delighted the audience with ‘The Lion Sleeps’. The evening closed with the Year 5 & 6 Girls’ Choir delivering the unforgettable Finale from Shrek the Musical, ‘This is Our Story’.
Director of Music, Howard Ebden, remarked that this was another fabulous musical evening where the children not only displayed their talent but their joy to be on stage.