Sixth Form Music Showcase
Last Thursday evening saw the annual Sixth Form Music Showcase in Perrins Hall. This event is a performance project for the A Level Music students, with their task being to recruit for, organise and present the concert. The students certainly rose well to the challenge. The evening was compèred by Sam Ford and Megan Wang.
Sam Ford opened the show with a performance of ‘Donna Lee’ by Charlie Parker on the tenor saxophone. We had a number of excellent singers, performing a range of classical, musical theatre and pop pieces: Heini Hughes, ‘Du Bist Wie Eine Blume’ by Schumann; Cameron Taylor, ‘Stars’ from ‘Les Misérables’; Jasmine Atkinson, ‘I Know Where I’ve Been’ from ‘Hairspray’; Charlotte Thwaites, ‘She Used To Be Mine’, from ‘Waitress’; Ellie Jones, ‘Someone You Loved’, by Lewis Capaldi; Charli Smith, ‘Jolene’ by Dolly Parton; and Tazmin Barnes, ‘When We Were Young’, by Adele.
From our other instrumentalists, we had a beautiful cello performance by Allison Fok, playing, ‘Spring Song’ by Bridge; and from our pianists, Heini Hughes played jazz and exciting, ‘Forcing the Pace’, by Norton. Liam Leonard gave an atmospheric performance of Impromptus Op.90, No.4 by Schubert and Megan Wang closed the concert with a passionate performance of Prelude No.1 by Gershwin.
Thank you to Alice Ryan and Allison Fok for recruiting students to perform and to Heini Hughes for an excellent and professional programme and well done to Megan Wang and Sam Ford for announcing each musician. We look forward to our next event which is the Autumn Concert in Perrins Hall on 12 November.