On 2nd February the Music Hall was home to an excited audience and an even more excited set of performers. In usual fashion, the Flute Choir began proceedings, this time performing a trio which Nathan Cuttica (Year 11) may submit for his GCSE performance module. Jude Hedges-Robinson and Gabriel van Jaarsveldt (Year 11) were next to impress, performing the duet, The Confrontation from Les Misérables with confidence. The Classical Guitar Ensemble continued to show tremendous improvement, performing with eloquence and showing their hard work, particularly on dynamics.
The Jazz Band marked the second half of the concert, performing crowd favourites Girl From Ipanema and Charles Mingus’ Goodbye Pork Pie Hat. Joshua Chukwudum and Sam Singleton (Upper Sixth) performed virtuosic solos, who were masterfully accompanied by Kaze Morrison (Upper Sixth) and Mr Luke Rao, particularly considering Mr Rao was a late addition to the group following Mr Ryan Marshall’s unfortunate absence due to illness. Next on the stage was the Percussion Ensemble, who captivated the audience with the usage of pitched tubes which were able to enthral the audience with a highly unique performance! The school Rock Band then performed the late 90s hit My Hero by Foo Fighters. Lead vocals were sung confidently by Dhru Patel (Upper Sixth), who was supported largely by the energetic and terrific drumming of Arjun Patel (Upper Sixth). In John Lyon tradition, the Rhythm & Blues Group ended the evening, with lead vocalists Sebastian Langdon (Lower Sixth), Mantej Kambo (Lower Sixth) and Harsh Hingorani (Year 8) singing Will It Go ‘Round in Circles by Billy Preston and Bruno Mars’ Treasure.
Our thanks to the music staff, the boys and the audience for making it a thoroughly entertaining evening, as well as providing GCSE students the opportunity to record possible coursework submissions.
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