Autumn concert november 18th 2021

Autumn Concert – November 18th 2021

What a delight for us all to be able to welcome a capacity audience to the first St Josephs concert in 20 months! The obviously appreciative audience were treated to a long awaited and much anticipated display from the Music Department. The Concert Orchestra opened with Highlights from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Judging by the captivated faces of the Year 7’s in the front pew this hit many buttons- really ‘out of this world! The debut performance of the year 7 Chorus were the aptly chosen ‘No Matter What’ and ‘Any Dream Will Do’  If this is what this new cohort can muster in just over half a term in school the future will be a ‘dream’. The Cremona Strings delighted with ‘Humoresque’ by Dvoȓák. It was particularly pleasing to see so many new recruits in this ensemble. ‘Hushabye Mountain’ was given a gorgeous and magically calm performance by the Conabor Choir. The Senior Strings, with soloists Elizabeth S, Kimi C and Emily B positively fizzed and sparkled with the first movement of Brandenburg Concerto No.4, What a feat to pull this off! Brunner Show Choir dazzled as ever with Adele: Songs from the Album ‘21’.  Miss Zanardo will be overrun with students clamouring to audition for this Ensemble next term. ‘Run’ showed off the qualities of the Cantemus Chorus to perfection. A ‘Croatia Corner’ provided a tempting snapshot of what was achieved during the recent tour to Croatia. ‘Royals’, ‘Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’ and ‘History Repeating’ left everyone asking when, and where, is the next tour! The Symphony Orchestra, with the immensely enjoyable and approachable, English Folk Song Suite by Vaughan Williams, left all in no doubt that we are back in business. If you were unable to come to the concert do listen!

Mr Boxall