On Tuesday afternoon a captivated virtual audience enjoyed some fabulous musical entertainment in the first Informal Concert of 2021. The Zoom format once again enabled us to offer a live performance opportunity to the children, while keeping everyone safely at home. It was well attended and it is always lovely to welcome grandparents, instrumental teachers and form staff to these events, as well as the children and their parents. Pets often make an appearance too and this time, some favourite dolls.
This week’s concert was as varied as ever and the audience were treated to a diverse musical programme that included sea shanties, folk songs and musical theatre, alongside more traditional classical pieces. Our eighteen performers had worked hard to prepare their pieces and gave beautifully polished performances. It was lovely to welcome first performances from a few children: Emma G (Y2) and Lex M (Y5) took to the platform for the first time, playing the piano. Sam K (Y6) gave his first performance on the guitar.
Giles E and Sazan M (both in Y6) took the opportunity to try out pieces that they will be performing again later this week as part of their 11+ Music Scholarship auditions. It was lovely to hear them both and we wish them, and our other Y6 scholarship applicants well in their auditions. Musical creativity is a core part of life for our children at King’s St Alban’s and there are lots of opportunities to join various groups as part of our co-curricular Arts offering.
This was a super event and the children truly gave the audience some rousing entertainment in this first informal concert of 2021, providing a fantastic end to a busy Tuesday. Well done to all the children who took part. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to your pieces and are very proud of all of you!