Inspiring Music: Annual performance of the Concert Orchestra for parents of performers and the Junior School

Posted: 3rd May 2024

Channing School’s annual performance by the Concert Orchestra is a cherished tradition that not only delights the parents of performers but also offers a magical experience for the Junior School students. This year, the addition of the Brunner Show Choir added an extra layer of musical enchantment to the event, creating a memorable morning for all in attendance.

The repertoire for this year’s performance was carefully curated to captivate audiences of all ages. From the soulful strains of “Adele in Concert,” arranged by Michael Brown, to the iconic anthem “Bohemian Rhapsody,” arranged by Peter Martin, each piece showcased the talent and versatility of the performers.

The Concert Orchestra’s rendition of “How to Train Your Dragon,” arranged by Sean O’Loughlin, transported listeners to the fantastical world of the beloved film, while the Brunner Show Choir’s heartfelt performance of “Fix You,” arranged by Adam Anders and Peter Astrom, tugged at the heartstrings and left a lasting impression.
For the Junior School students in attendance, the performance was not just entertainment but a source of inspiration. Seeing their older peers perform in a large ensemble serves as a reminder of the possibilities that await them as they continue their musical journey. Many of the current performers once sat in the same audience as Junior School musicians, making this event a testament to the transformative power of music education at Channing.

As parents watched with pride and Junior School students marvelled at the musical spectacle unfolding before them, it became clear that this annual performance is more than just a showcase of talent—it’s a celebration of the enduring legacy of music at Channing and a testament to the school’s commitment to nurturing the next generation of musicians.

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