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A versatile instrument

Informal guitar concert

The second of our informal concerts took place on Wednesday, with 25 of our talented guitarists taking to the stage.

With an audience of more than 60 fellow-performers, family, friends and staff, the event featured pupils from across the school community, ranging in age from Upper One to Upper Sixth.

The majority of performances were solo acoustic guitar, however the style and feel of the pieces chosen ranged from blues to traditional Spanish and ballads, demonstrating the versatility of this popular instrument and our pupils’ diverse musical tastes. A number of electric guitarists also performed both solos and duets, expanding the musical genres out to reggae and rock.

Both guitar teachers, Mr Bowen and Mrs Stanley, were supporting their pupils throughout the concert, and themselves took to the performance platform to play a number of duets with their pupils whilst the audience was also treated to several pupil duets, some featuring vocals. Ranging from Beatles favourites to pop songs and the pupils’ own compositions, the evident rapport between the players added to the warmth of the atmosphere.

Coming hot on the heels of the guitarists will be the pianists, whose first informal concert of the year takes place on Wednesday 28 November, 4pm in the Music Hall.

 A recording of the concert is on the intranet