27 June 2019

Music Highlights

We've had many exciting music events this term, and some superb exam results.

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Monday 3 June – Chiddingstone Evensong

The second half of term kicked off with Sennocke Consort’s trip to Chiddingstone to perform evensong in St. Mary the Virgin Church. The church’s beautiful surroundings were matched by a stunning evensong by the Sennocke Consort, including Bruckner’s Locus Iste and Sheppard’s Christ our Paschal Lamb. Following this, the consort enjoyed a meal together followed by Mr Heighway’s enthusiastic tour to the Chiding Stone – after which the village is named!

Thursday 6 June – Singer/Songwriter Concert 

On Thursday 6 June, the singer/songwriter club showcased the pieces they have been working on in their second concert of the year. Tom Williams led the students in performing some fantastic original songs, including performances on piano and guitar, as well as covers of other songs.

Friday 7 June – Year 10 SSC Concert

Following on from another SSC concert earlier in the year, many of the SSC students again showcased their musical talents. The students presented and organised the concert themselves, and it was fantastic to hear many different instrumentalists and singers performing.

Tuesday 11 June – Year 7/8/9 Musicians’ Platform

The Year 7/8/9 Musician’s Platform marked the last big concert of the year, and it did not disappoint! In the first half, the concert showcased different solo and chamber group performances, ranging from piano to brass ensemble. In the second half, Mr Heighway led his last performance with the Chamber Choir, who sang a setting of Eva Cassidy’s ‘Over the Rainbow’ and Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields’s ‘The Rhythm of Life’ perfectly. To conclude the concert, Mr Potts conducted the Foundation Orchestra with his arrangement of ‘Themes from Brazil’, including fantastic step out solos from members of the lower school.

Tuesday 18 June – Anna Power Flute Recital 

On Tuesday 18 June, Anna Power presented a recital in preparation for her ATCL flute exam in the summer. She performed a range of pieces, including works by Bach, Martineau and Dutilleux. Good luck, Anna!

Exam Results

The music department has also had a tremendously successful term of singing and instrumental exams, with ABRSM, Trinity and LCM exam sessions. The Trinity and LCM exams were particularly fantastic, with all students gaining either a merit or a distinction – an incredible achievement! This includes 3 Grade 8 Distinctions and a DipLCM Diploma. Well done to all of the students involved!

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