On Wednesday and Thursday last week the boys from Lower School presented their annual February concerts.
Our string players in both the String Orchestra and the String Ensemble showed considerable promise for the future. From Tallis’s famous Canon through to ‘crawling caterpillars’, from a German Dance to ‘flying pterodactyls’, both groups played with style.
The Woodwind Ensemble opened with a Minuet Fanfare followed by two traditional melodies. Miss Baker’s clever arrangements showed the woodwind players at their best.
The Brass Band, complete with a purple trombone, entertained with two traditional melodies followed by Stephen Foster’s famous Camptown Races.
The Lower School Voices brought the concerts to a close with three impressive pieces. Particularly memorable was Lloyd-Webber’s Pie Jesu with Year 6 ‘guests’ Zac Seymour and Henry Trowell as the duettists who provided a moment of real excellence. The encore of Joshua fought the battle of Jericho brought the evening to a resounding conclusion.
Congratulations to the 80+ boys from the Lower School who presented two very entertaining occasions. Bravo!