It was a fantastic chance to hear the latest work by some of our superb musicians and singers, some of whom have been performing for years while others were taking to the stage for the very first time.
The evening saw girls right from Prep 6 to Sixth Form taking to the stage with a series of accomplished and extremely confident performances. These included a number of soloists and ensembles including our Senior and Chamber Choirs, String Group, Flute Choir, Senior and GCSE Ensembles and Ukulele Choir.
Repertoire included everything from Rachmaninoff to 80s smash hit Africa by Toto.
As well as offering our students the chance to experience the thrill of performing for a packed audience, the evening showcased the talents of many who have achieved music qualifications many years ahead of schedule. These include 13-year-old Rose who has shown great dedication to music and is currently working towards her grade 8 violin. This coveted qualification is usually achieved by students about to head off to university.
It was also the debut for the school’s rock band who put in an extremely polished performance for their first ever gig.
It was also a particularly momentous night for Year 12 Charlotte who led the Senior Choir in the place of their usual conductor, Mr Norman, as part of her Gold Arts Award. The 50-strong choir involves all of the school’s Year 7 cohort as well as a huge number of talented singers from the Senior School and Sixth Form.
Headmistress, Mrs Sarah Matthews said: “Every time I go down to the Piran Studio this is exactly what I see – girls pursuing their passions, building their confidence, developing their talents and growing in a whole host of ways through music. Every single day these girls amaze me and tonight really was like no other. It was an evening of first class entertainment.”
“Nights like this couldn’t happen without the enthusiasm of our girls and the dedication of our music teachers and Director of Music, Rob Norman and I am hugely grateful to them all.”