Winter Warmer @ Southbank

Although it is the last week of term and our main concerts are over, we’ve still been busy in the Music department. This week, our orchestra has visited Southern Road Primary School to perform to Key Stage 2 children, some of our GCSE musicians went to Selwyn Primary to accompany the carols in their Nativity performance, and another group of students went to the Southbank Centre to perform in a Winter Warmer concert.

The group of four students spanned Years 8 – 10, performing on guitar, piano, trumpet and clarinet. On a beautiful but cold day, the students enjoyed the walk across Hungerford Bridge in glorious sunshine before taking refuge on the warm and festive Clore Ballroom floor.

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The report below is written by one of the students who took part in the performance.

“The day started out with a rehearsal on the Clore Ballroom stage and it was really good. We heard many primary schools perform and they sounded beautiful. There were 2 primary schools to perform before us and they were incredible, I really loved the mini film the children made. When it was our turn to perform, Beniamin performed 2 solo clarinet pieces amazingly and it was loved by the crowd.

Performing on the Clore Ballroom

Performing on the Clore Ballroom

 Then me, Kwabena and Mujahid came on stage and performed ‘Hark the Herald’ and ‘Little Donkey’. It went really well with barely any mistakes. Finally, it was my solo piece and I played my grade 4 piece by Tchaikovsky and ‘Do you want to build a snowman?’. I was really nervous but I played it and the audience really enjoyed it, especially because of the frozen phenomenon. Then the Winter Warmer concert was finished. I really enjoyed it and wish to do it again in the future”

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

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