Last Tuesday, our talented Year 10 GCSE Music class all performed on the Arundel Centre’s stage in a memorable night of music-making. Twenty-eight students gave superb performances, starting with a fizzing Allegro by Bach on the violin from Jessica L, a lively Gigue played on the guitar from Nadia, and some pianistic wizardry in Tabitha W’s Mozart sonata. Our first vocalist of the evening was superb, with a famous aria by Mozart sung by Bela R. Yutao sparkled at the piano with Mendelssohn’s ‘Agitation’, and then followed a real sense of serenity with Tal M’s interpretation of Satie’s famous ‘Gymnopedie’. This continued with the sublime ‘Swan’ from Carnival of the Animals played on the cello by Flora G and then another ethereal string piece with Alexa L-B’s Vocalise by Rachmaninoff played on the violin. Then we were into music theatre mode starting with Juliet B’s beautiful rendition of ‘I dreamed a dream’, Bella’s animated and superbly communicated ‘Nothing’ from Chorus Line. Esther gave us some film music with an excerpt from ‘Lord of the Rings’ on the Trumpet, before Bella A took to the piano with an exciting version of ‘Take 5’. Allegra’s ‘Johnny B. Goode’ was electric on her electric guitar and contrasted with the gentle tranquility created by Beatrice’s ‘See-Saw’ played on that magnificent instrument – the Harp. Eleanor really created much excitement with the aptly named trombone party piece – ‘The Acrobat’. Then a delightful duet from Aladdin sung by Delilah B and Emily S in their impressive delivery of ‘A whole new world’. Then more Music Theatre with Stevie B’s ‘Home’ and Estelle B’s ‘Reflection’ both beautifully sung with great characterization from Stevie. Winnie wowed with the delightful ‘Trolley Song’ and Amara P really captured the mood with ‘My name is Tallulah’. We then returned to instruments with Martha R playing guitar and singing ‘Mirror’ – her own composition – what a revelation! Anna R-B really upped the tempo and created some brass fireworks in her sparkling performance of ‘Tico Tico’. Ellie W really communicated in her rendition of ‘Ordinary Fool’ – our second piece from Bugsy Malone. Emily G then took to the piano in her characterful performance of ‘La Chevaleresque’ and then Amber J really set those keys on fire with one of Shostakovich’s ‘Fantastic Dances’. Chloe was quite unforgettable playing guitar and singing ‘Mr Forgettable’ – superb! After a long evening of waiting, Maya C got her chance to sing ‘Burn’ from Hamilton and this really smoldered as it built up to the climax of the song – what a performance! We had a really appreciative and supportive audience that night, but if you weren’t able to get there – then do watch the video.