Over the past 2 weeks, the Music Department hosted two GCSE Specialist concerts, highlighting the talents of our students.
The boys’ concert took place on Tuesday 12th November and the concert began with an explosion of a performance combining drums and electric guitar. There was an impressive array of pianistic skills from Beethoven’s Pathetique sonata to the theme tune from the Avengers.
The concert also featured the GCSE compositions adding an exciting dimension to the concert! Hopefully inspiring the Year 9 and 10 students as they begin their compositional journey.
The girls’ school concert took place on Tuesday 19th November and also offered a mixture of performances and compositions. We had 2 violin performances which contrasted well with all the piano performances.
Some of the students performed their own versions of well-known songs. This highlights a special talent as it involves an understanding of harmony, chords and pianistic techniques.
There is always a lovely, collaborative atmosphere during these concerts and they provide an opportunity for the students to feel part of a school musical community.
Both concerts ended with a duet performance from Mr Hattingh, our Piano Teacher and Mrs Algranati performing 3 short pieces from Bernstein’s famous West Side Story.
My thanks go to Mr Hattingh and all the other peripatetic staff who support all the work that is done in the Music Department to further our student’s learning.
Thank you to our wonderful, dedicated Music department and to Miss Giannopoulou for taking pictures. and to our site team.
Thanks also go to the wonderful site team who always work tirelessly to help set up the concerts!