A grand finale
Junior School Spring Concert
The grand finale of the spring term comes in the shape of the Junior School concert, which took place on the evening of Tuesday 2 April. The event features all of the children in the Junior School, sharing their singing and playing talents, this year under the umbrella of the Musical Magic theme.
All of the Junior ensembles had the opportunity to take to the stage during the course of the concert. The African Drummers began the event with great gusto under the direction of Mr Crossen, followed by Junior Orchestra, performing Mrs Guthrie’s arrangements of the theme from Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean. The delicate sounds of the Guitar Ensemble, performing Malagueña and Snowflakes were matched by the enchanting sounds created by our Harp Ensemble playing Frère Jacques and Chaconne. A third string group, Sizzling Strings, under the direction of Rebecca Willson, entered into the spirit of magical worlds with their programme selection of The Enchanted Forest and March of the Dragons. Mrs Goldsworthy’s Junior Wind and Brass Group took their inspiration from the magical tale of Aladdin in their performance of A Whole New World.
Both Junior Choir and Junior Singers performed items under the direction of Mrs Guthrie, including Something Inside So Strong, which Junior Choir performed to great critical acclaim in the Cathedral at Founder’s Day.
The first half concluded with a whole school rendition of Rhythm of Life, whilst the second half focused on songs from our favourite magical musicals, featuring many solo singers and narrators drawn from Upper Two.
An additional item was dedicated to a very important person within the life of the Junior School who will soon be retiring – Mrs Sherrell. With specially adapted lyrics, staff, pupils and audience were all invited to join in with a musical tribute written by Mrs Guthrie, to the tune of A Spoonful of Sugar.
Many thanks to Mrs Guthrie and to all the ensemble leaders for preparing the pupils so well, and to Mr Adcock for accompanying on the piano and Revd Tom for his excellent kit drumming.