The Creative Faculty hosted their Michaelmas Term Teatime concert in the stunning surroundings of Big School. The impressive stained-glass windows created a superb back drop, and the Christmas tree added an extra special festive ambiance to the event.
Our musicians had practised hard to prepare the music for the concert and they did not disappoint; they treated the audience with a varied selection of vocal and instrumental solos and ensembles.
There was a remarkable range and depth of musical talent showcased, including pieces such as J.S. Bach’s ‘Invention no.14 in B flat’, a Grade 6 piece of music performed by Toby Saxty on piano; ‘Carol of the Bells’ was beautifully executed by the QEGS Staff Choir; Year 11 pupil, Nathan Millward, in his very first performance, played ‘Silent Night’ on the violin and Year 7 pupil, Rohan Gupta expertly played ‘Coffin Dance’ and ‘Dance Monkey’ by Astronomia Tones and I, on piano. The voice of Annabelle Whittle (Year 7) blew the audience away with her rendition of ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’, from the movie Grease, and soloist Cheyenne Grech, sang ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’.
The audience were also impressed with outstanding performances from,
- Jonathan McCann, Emily Nickson and the Choir
- Nayah Wardingley, Imaan Irfan, Annabelle Whittle, Dana Juma and Dua Rizvi
- Marwan Younes and Hana Butt
- Ruby Erswell
- Hibah Munir
- Isabelle Mullan and Daniel Ullas
- Momina Mahmood
- William Hopkins and Josh Duckworth
Staff at QEGS also displayed their musical talents, Mr Gould, Miss Burgess and Miss Sharples, (a newly formed Staff Brass Group) opened the concert playing a Christmas medley. Mr Braime, on violin and Mr Malloy, on guitar accompanied the QEGS Staff Choir as they sang, ‘The Old Man’, with Miss Cockshott and Miss Burgess performing and accompanying on the piano throughout the event. Mr Braime’s solo on the violin was eloquent and pitch perfect as he played Meditation by Massenet. This was followed by Year 12, A level Music student, Jenson Gibson; Jenson played his Grade 7 piece and startled the audience with a powerful and confident heavy metal performance of ‘The Trooper’, by Iron Maiden on the drums. Year 13 student, Mailam Nyuyen played a calming and poised piano piece, ‘I Giorni’ by Einaudi and Year 12 student, Angelina Jones, sang perfectly, ‘O Holy Night’, which was a delightful ending to a wonderful concert.
A huge thank you and well done to everyone involved!