This week students were showcasing their talent and giving us the benefit of their hard work in some great musical performances at the Spring Concert.

The evening started off with the chamber choir and some excellent three- and four-part singing including a rendition of Libera Me in Latin.  There were performances by various bands and soloist which ensured a varied and interesting programme.  Even the staff choir were on hand for few songs!

Sixth Form student Megan took on a leadership role rehearsing and conducting the Chamber Choir in a great version of Shallow.  Fellow Sixth Former Matthew played Just a Ballad for Joe on piano making him a record-breaker who has played in every possible concert since he was in Year 7!  His next destination is to the Leeds College of Music which is a Conservatoire where he will be studying music.

Close up of brass instrument
Close up of brass instrument

There was a large audience of at least 150 which meant having to put out two or three extra rows of chairs to accommodate everyone which all helped to create a lively and engaging experience for the audience.  Performers were on the portable staging in front of the main stage, creating a feeling of closeness with the audience which was also good for the overall sound.

Some of the bands used the apron of the stage where band members such as the drummer were placed, making an interesting tiered effect.

Our all-male choir Score performed three pieces:  How I Remind You, I Gotta Feeling and Don’t Look Back in Anger.  The performances were the last outing for the remaining founding members of the choir, Josh and George who leave Heart of England this year.

Mrs Henton, Head of Music said: “Concerts like these are ideal for giving our students performing opportunities.  I believe getting them on stage in front of an audience is essential for their musical and personal confidence and helps to improve their playing.”

Well done to everyone who took part and kept us so well entertained with an impressive selection of music, particularly for those who have taken part over the years at Heart of England. “We wish all our departing musicians the best of luck and hope they continue making music,” said Mrs Henton.

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