14 December 2015
Music at Sevenoaks
A spectacular finale for Mr Cook and Mr Carden!
A packed Pamoja Hall last week was treated to an immensely impressive concert featuring Sevenoaks School’s largest musical ensembles.
The Brass Consort began with Handel’s Music from the Royal Fireworks which gave an engaging start to a grand concert. After the fantastic fanfare, the Symphony Orchestra took over under the hands of Mr Dyer to perform Rossini’s Overture to The Italian Girl in Algiers, featuring an exquisite oboe solo from Pippa Stevens.
Lou Warnett and Rachelle Lam then came to the stage for individually breathtaking performances of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto. Each pianist graced the stage with rare and special talent which was a privilege to listen to and a true highlight of the concert. The Wind Band followed this with an explosion of energy and vitality in Washington Post and Song and Dance.
Sennocke Consort, the school’s premiere vocal ensemble, opened the second half with two stunning Bruckner choral pieces, Os Justi and Ave Maria, which created a sparkling atmosphere in the fantastic acoustic of the Pamoja Hall. Finally, the Choral Society and Parents’ Choir joined forces to form a 150-strong ensemble that ended the concert in style with a powerful rendition of Schubert’s Mass in G, featuring superb solos from students across the school.
At the end of this spectacular showcase, students and staff sadly said goodbye to two wonderful music teachers, Mr Cook and Mr Carden, after their triumphant final concert with Sevenoaks School.
Sophie Westbrooke and Sehee Lim, Lower Sixth