Amazing Christmas Concert
Tuesday 15 December saw the annual Holmer Green Senior School Christmas Concert, and what a concert it was! With music from all different year groups, mixtures of solos & ensembles, covers and original pieces, Holmer Green has proved once again that our musicians are fabulous.
From a solo, original piano piece by Lucy Preston Year 10 to A Cappella performing 'When Christmas Comes to Town' from Polar Express, to hearing solos by Rachel Heffron and George Lightbrown who are both in year 7! A Cappella have grown this year with 35 students attending regularly (4 of those being boys). Congratulations to Sean Underwood for a fabulous solo.
There was a mixture of popular music and classical which shows the talent and variety in the school, special mention to Mike and Leo Salem who performed a string duet which was arranged by Mike, well done boys. I must mention Gemma Mengel who was in almost all the performances as her talents range from playing the flute for school band and wind band, singing with A cappella, to playing piano for numerous acts. To top it off she wrote a piece of music which A Cappella performed!
The Music Department is continually growing from strength to strength and this is thanks to my music learning leaders, especially Alicia Dawson who took to the stage for the first time as a conductor. She has been running the Wind Band, not only overseeing the rehearsals but arranging the music and now leading the performance. Congratulations Alicia.
Lastly I must not forget my 6th Form students - this concert was part of the coursework for their BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Performance. They are growing from strength to strength with their performances, they ended the show with three amazing pieces, one of which was an original composition they have written themselves during the lessons.
Thank you to all who came to support, as it was the biggest audience I have seen since I have been teaching at HGSS. I hope to see you all again in the spring.
Photos available here