Year Eleven Teatime Concert Triumphs
On Monday this week, RGS held its first Teatime Concert of the academic year, performed by pupils in Year Eleven. These informal concerts give pupils a chance to perform pieces in any style to a supportive audience, and this Concert certainly provided musical variety and enjoyable performances.
The Concert featured songs from the shows in the form of ‘Heart of Stone’ from the musical ‘Six’, sung by Abigail Walter, and ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from ‘Les Miserables’ sung by Wisal Bashar. Sasha Penlington sang the passionate French song ‘Je Suis Malade’, Kitty Hildred charmed with her interpretation of ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’ and Kieran Lilley serenaded the audience with Billy Joel’s ‘She’s Got A Way’.
Orla Hession-Wilson captured the jazz idiom well with her performance of Gershwin’s ‘I Got Rhythm’ on the French horn, with Martha Colclough adding some funk when she played James Rae’s ‘Ignition’ on the tenor sax. There was exquisite piano playing from Ben Brierley and Sasha Penlington, who played impressively mature pieces by Brahms and Rachmaninov. A flute duet version of Delibes’ “Flower Duet’ was performed by Fynn Butler and Isabelle Jones, with Isabelle later moving to the balcony to play an atmospheric solo piece by Debussy called ‘Syrinx’.
The Concert closed with RGS boy band ‘Akt I’ performing Blur’s ‘There’s No Other Way’ with a confidence and camaraderie that ran through the whole Concert.
Congratulations to all pupils who performed in this Teatime Concert. We look forward to another soloist concert, the Sixth Form Showcase, at 7.00pm on Monday 16 October in Perrins Hall, to which all are welcome to attend.