Year 10 Concert
Those choice phrases such as ‘good things come in little packages’ and ‘short but sweet’ sprung to mind as The Arundel Centre was again in use on Thursday for the Year 10 concert. This talented, yet select, year group delighted with an eclectic programme. From the opening notes of the second movement from Schubert’s seminal ‘Arpeggione’ Sonata played with great warmth, integrity and maturity by Gayatri Sabharwal to Sophia Karallis elegant account of Chopin’s Waltz in A minor. It may have been a cold and dark evening but Isabel Lesser didn’t let that dampen her optimistic reading of Beethoven’s ‘Spring’ Sonata. Anna Whelan impressed, making light work of the second movement from Saint-Saëns Oboe Sonata, on that most challenging of instruments. Matilda Haines gave a particularly ‘spirited’ and sparkly performance of the first movement from Mozart’s Violin Sonata in G. Edison Juniper accompanied himself singing on the Guitar ‘I Know It’s Over’ and Celine Obadiah charmed with ‘Black Eyes’. Simran Saggar really entertained us with her own mash up of: ‘Smoke on the water’: Deep Purple; ‘Back in black’: AC/DC; ‘Beat it’: M Jackson; ‘Sweet home Alabama’: Lynyrd Skynyrd; ‘Superstition’ and ‘Sir Duke’ S Wonder. Grace Wu’s exquisite pianissimos were simply magical in her ‘Clair de Lune’: If this is what these students can produce 8 weeks into their GCSE course – grab a ticket for the Year 11 GCSE concert next year!
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