Year Ten Concert

Thursday 10th February in the Arundel Centre

Just before half term we were treated to performances from the Year 10 GCSE music group. For some of these musicians this was their first solo performance on the Arundel Centre stage! Ayushi K was the first of seven pianists, playing the gorgeous and dreamy ‘Rêverie’ by Debussy followed by Eliza C’s rendition of Paradis’ ‘Sicilienne’ – staying in the more romantic style. Hannah D then played the well known ‘Solfeggio’ by the son of JS; CPE Bach. Natalia B on Violin and then Annabel B on piano treated us to two great pieces by the master; JS Bach. Elsie I impressed us with her sparkling ‘Introduction and Polonaise’ by Bohm, played from memory. Galya H gave an assured performance of Prokofiev’s Waltz from ‘Music for children’. Emily’s tricky unaccompanied clarinet piece by Sands, seemed far from ‘Easy come, easy go’! Our following two jazz style pieces, ‘Film Noir’ by Cornick and ‘Opening Night Jazz’ by Mier were played with a real sense of style by Madeleine S and Maya C respectively. Two vocalists gave very different performances from the ones they had the previous week (as Sister Berthe and Sister Sophia in ‘The Sound of Music’) with Sophie D singing ‘Song to the Siren’ by Buckley and Evie Morris, ‘Life is sweet’ by Merchant. We were then treated to two duets from Georgie G and Scarlett D who are preparing for their music Theatre examination. They performed ‘The Stepsisters’ lament from ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Apex predator’ from ‘Mean girls’, great staging! Fina;ly we welcomed Zoe Q who enthralled the audience with her technical mastery of the 3rd movement from Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata. Our fifteen performers returned to the stage at the end to rapturous applause! If you missed the concert you have an opportunity to listen here: