Ensembles Concert

The final Ensembles Concert of the Spring Term was a wonderful snapshot of the more contemporary musical offerings at John Lyon.


Date: Tue 28 Mar 2017   Author: Sam Singleton (Music Prefect)   Category: Music   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email


The Music School was home to the second Ensembles Concert of the term on 9th March. The Wind Band began proceedings with the swing classic – Rock around the Clock – which set the high standard for the rest of concert. The Year 7 choir impressed significantly, singing Neil Diamond’s I’m a Believer with tremendous articulation and clarity. Next on the stage was the Rock Band, this time performing a more relaxed song, Human Nature by Michael Jackson, with Dhru Patel (Upper Sixth) providing a virtuosic guitar melody. Lewis Johnston (Year 10) continued to impress when he performed a solo with the string ensemble’s unique accompaniment featuring a large amount of pizzicato.

The Percussion Ensemble was next to impress, showing that they can give a fun and quirky performance, concert after concert, which were proceeded by the R&B Group, performing Jimi Hendrix’s Crosstown Traffic. Vocals were enthusiastically provided by Sebastian Langdon (Lower Sixth) and Harsh Hingorani (Year 8), with Sam Singleton (Upper Sixth), Dhru Patel (Upper Sixth) and Arman Ohri (Year 11) all providing bluesy solos.

Overall, many thanks must go to the staff, the audience and especially to the students who continued to rehearse throughout their mock exams.