A sizzling hot Summer Concert

Posted on May 10, 2017


This year’s Summer Concert on Tuesday 9 May was yet again a stunning mix of exceptional talents across the board. With performances by the School’s senior ensembles, to toe tapping along to the sounds of the jazz band and saxophone quartet, the elegance of the Advanced Wind Ensemble right through to the soaring voices of the senior choir and chamber choir – this really was a wonderfully eclectic evening.

Much of the programme featured the chamber orchestra and orchestra who played, as ever, to a very fine standard. The musicians not only performed Rossinis’s overture ‘The Italian Girl in Algiers’ but acted as accompanist to several of the Upper Sixth leavers, performing in their last concert.

Kate Middleton compèred, Lucy Byles featured on the clarinet, Millie Dart narrated Dankworth’s ‘Tom Sawyer’s Saturday’, Frances Butland sang ‘Wishing you were somehow here again’ and Robyn Bowman popped up everywhere! Not content with leading the orchestra, jazz band and saxophone quartet she performed the exhilarating Czardas by Monti and the slow movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D minor. The mood of celebration and fun was quintessentially captured in the Toy Symphony, when the leavers featured on toy instruments.

It really was a fine evening of celebration and an excellent opportunity to applaud the talents of our musical Upper Sixth before they head off into the next chapter in their lives.

Watch some video clips from the concert here