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The Music of the Junior School

More than one hundred children participated in the Spring Junior School Informal Concert in early March.

This concert allows pupils of standard grade 1 and above to perform in front of an audience and is often an ideal chance to try out their pieces before they sit their ABRSM Music exams in the coming weeks.

In a fun-packed and very varied programme, the concert started with the orchestra playing an arrangement of Grieg’s ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’.  The Junior School recently took part in the BBC programmes ‘Ten pieces’ and this was one of the study pieces.

Next, we were treated to performances by the Preps 5 & 6 Choir, the Preps 3 & 4 Choir and a number of singing groups.

The rest of the programme involved a wide array of individual performances ranging from oboe pieces such as ‘The Music of the Night’ from  Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, to electric guitar pieces such as ‘We will, we will Rock You’.

The level of performance was of a high standard and the range of singing and playing had something to suit every palate!


By Liz Jones (Junior School Head of Music)