It seems strange, looking back, that years ago when we first started to have lunchtime concerts often there would be only ten or so pupils taking part. Now we feel the concert is quite a small affair when, like today, there were thirteen children playing, singing or reciting. It is wonderful to think that so many of our young people chose to be part of the marvelous world of the performing arts.
Every child takes to the piano, their instrument or stands in the middle of the hall to sing or perform their poem or drama piece without fuss, confidently and with pride. What a great skill to have!
Many of the children who have singing lessons were on show this lunchtime. Harriet Berkin’s performance of ‘We’re off to see the Wizard’ was fast and clear with a cheeky sense of fun and life. Tabitha Simpkins sang ‘Colours of the Wind’, a beautiful song that was performed expressively. It was joy to listen to. Frederick Lancaster sang a delightful version of ‘Go Tell it on the Mountain’ with lots of attention to detail and Isabella McCall’s super clear, open sound gave us a confident, smiley and bright rendition of ‘Catch a falling Star.’ Eleanor Yeomans performed ‘I do anything’. She held us spell bound with her ever-growing control, tone and confidence.
Oyindamola Omotosho played a Minuet in C by Duncombe on the piano. She managed to achieve some lovely contrasts and we all definitely felt that we would like to dance along with her. Timothy Lancaster had fun with his dynamics too. We heard ff, mp, pp and a great use of the pedal. Chiemenem Iwuagwu obviously loves pirates, her piano piece ‘Pirate of the North Sea’ was full of their swagger and I could almost hear them singing in the background.
I would like to thank all the teachers for getting their pupils so ready for their time in the spot light and also thank all the mums and dads for nagging when it’s practice time!Well done all!
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