FV3A7888 webWhat a fabulous way to end the term!

 

For our annual concert at St Anne's Church, this year the Junior House embraced the celebrated theme of 20th century music, and what a superb show it was. The concert highlighted many great musicians and compositions from across the decades, covering a range of genres and styles from the 1940s through to the more modern 2000s.

 

This concert was a showcase of our wonderful choirs, ensembles and soloists across all age ranges and with a varied display of instruments. Two soloists from each year group embarked on the challenge whole-heartedly with their efforts on instruments such as clarinet, violin and piano. They all performed with poise and professionalism and should be commended for their delivery, having successfully completed auditions in school to get to this stage. Some of our music scholarship pupils also opened the concert this year, which, as always, was a delight to listen to.

 

All of our instrumental ensembles performed during this concert: Recorder Group playing the classic Yellow Submarine, String Group playing Yellow Bird, String Quartet playing Handel's Solemn March and Wind Band playing Chattanooga Choo Choo; their choice of repertoire was superb and they all performed to an incredibly high, and polished, level.


Our extra-curricular choirs also took to the stage; Junior Vocal Group delighted us with their rendition of I Want a Mum and Dad, which they recently sang as part of Voice in a Million at Wembley Arena as a tribute to the charity appeal Adoption UK, and the Upper School Choir delivered a breathtaking version of True Colours with stunning 2-part harmony that was flawless.

 

We also had some wonderful performances from year group choirs. Year 4 delighted us with their classic ABBA hit Dancing Queen, which literally had the audience on their feet, Year 5 proudly sang out Video Killed the Radio Star, and Year 6 once again wowed the audience with their secure harmonies in the more modern song Rule the World. Upper and Middle school also had their own choir songs thrown into the mix: Year 3 and 4 sang a sublime version of I'm a Believer, whilst Year 5 and 6 delivered a spine tingling version of Candle in the Wind. Each choir performance was excellent and every voice on the stage should be proud of what they have achieved.

 

The highlight of the concert was the whole of the Junior House singing together. They sang three wonderful songs; Radio Gaga, Africa and the finale Blame it on the Boogie, which certainly brought a smile to the audience's faces and audience participation was a must!

 

This was a concert to remember and highlighted how much Music is at the heart of Kew College. The standard and enthusiasm for performing continues to grow year on year, and we continue to support our young musicians with their journey through Graded Music Exams, Secondary School applications, assemblies, contributions to extra-curricular clubs and wider community performances.

 

Well done to every child who participated in this concert; you have done us proud!

 

This concert would not have been possible without the help of our dedicated staff.
Thank you to all of our Junior House teachers, form tutors, and instrumental teaching staff.
Thank you to our house band: Mr Hayes, Mr Donnelley and Mr Morelli, and of course our thanks goes to Miss Taman, our Musical Director, for the enthusiasm and energy she puts into making every concert at Kew College a success.