Postponed from last term due to the snow, Godolphin and Latymer instrumentalists finally got to perform their pieces for the Spring Instrumental Concert and it was well worth the wait.
The first half of the concert displayed some of our smaller ensembles, including our lively Percussion Ensemble (‘The Pink Panther’), Flute Trio (Zempleni’s Trio), Recorder Ensemble (‘Once Upon a Dream’) and Swing Band (‘It Don’t Mean a Thing). Holsts’ ‘Mars’ and ‘Venus’ opened the second half, confidently played by the Concert Band. The focal point of our concert were the two concerto movements, Bach Concerto for Two Violins performed by Isabel Roberts and Katya Sloboda-Bolton, and Elgar’s Cello Concerto, First Movement, performed by Natalie Alfille-Cook. Our Lower Sixth Music Scholars performed with great musicality and professionalism, and we applaud them for working tremendously hard on such challenging repertoire. The Junior Chamber Orchestra ended the evening with a rousing rendition of Bizet’s ‘L’Arlésienne’ – Suite No. 2.
With thanks to all of our performers who took part, professional musicians who joined us, and our Music Department staff.