On Thursday 7 October, our new cohort of GCSE musicians gathered together in the John Jenkins Hall to perform for a warm gathering of family and friends. This was a truly momentous occasion for many of our students as they had never before performed as a soloist in front of a live audience — and yet the spotlight didn't faze them! Everyone rose to the occasion, demonstrating with much finesse and sensitivity, their burgeoning musical abilities. The programme was excitingly diverse with such classics as Mozart's "Rondo alla Turca"and the traditional song "Down by the Salley Gardens" brushing shoulders with several jazzy numbers, an etude by Louise Farrenc, and pop hits including "Ghost Town" and "Smells Like Teen Spirit." If this evening's concert is anything to go by, we will surely be treated to more musical wonders in the future! Congratulations to everyone involved!
To see our GCSE musicians playing live, please come to the Charity Orchestral Concert on 1 December 2021.