Our final King’s Hawford informal concert of the academic year saw many children participate. The concert opened with the Guitar Group ably performing an original composition, On Summer Hill, by Mr Bridgwater, followed by his arrangement of the popular Star Wars theme. Our first soloist, giving her first ever solo, was Alanna performing Sea Horses on the violin. Her smile said it all. Next were two versions of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Eleanor and Georgia, both playing fluently on the piano. We were then treated to a classic Morecambe and Wise number when Iza and Olivia sang Bring Me Sunshine, with a solo verse each and a duet on the reprise.
Elizabeth played a calming rendition of the traditional Welsh song All Through the Night on the piano, followed by Olivia’s jazzy, unaccompanied cornet study, High Street. Will performed the exciting trumpet theme tune to Rocky, Gonna Fly Now, with a rousing ending against the Big Band backing track. Edward followed this with his serene playing of Telemann’s Allegro on his clarinet before Florrie, in suitable attire, gave an entertaining performance of the lively song, Deadwood Stage from the musical Calamity Jane.
Emily confidently performed Handel’s Menuet on her flute, ahead of Lyra making her debut solo concert performance with an Initial Grade piece on the violin. Michelle sang the characterful Dormouse Carol and Simi performed the most appropriately titled Summer Breeze on her Violin. Rosie was the third pianist of the concert playing Angel’s Trumpets, followed by Charles’ stomping violin performance of Dinosaurs.
With a famous tune from the musical Oliver!, Katia performed Where is love? on the trumpet, with Iza then performing a gentle, flowing Waterfall piece on her violin.
After only four music lessons, sisters Issie and Charlotte confidently performed their first ever concert pieces. Issie played Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on her flute and Charlotte performed Hiding in the Long Grass on her violin. Pip and her violin treated us to Beethoven’s Ode to Joy and Emily sang the soothing Jerome Kern standard, Long Ago and Far Away. Harry played the piano and sang tunefully along to the traditional tune This Old Man, and Ellie brought the packed programme to a close with Open Strings Tune on her violin.
Congratulations go to all our budding musicians; keep up your practice over the summer as there will be our next informal concert in the first half of the autumn term!