Gala Concert

A stunning performance to round of this year’s Concert Series

 On Saturday, the music department presented its annual Gala Concert which once again delighted the enraptured audience.

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Beginning with Ravel’s Bolero, the first half featured magnificent concerto movements performed by Becky Wignall (Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in A Minor), Sophie Hodson (Rondo from Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto K191 arranged for Saxophone), Ruth Hodson (Allegro from Mozart’s 1st Piano Concerto) and Evie Jones (1st movement from Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto). The first half was rounded off with a foot tapping medley from Mamma Mia.

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In the second half, Karl Jenkins’ Mass for Peace suitably reflected the centenary of the Gallipoli landings with moods ranging from the contemplation of suffering through a portrayal of battle, to hope for a peaceful future.

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Well over 100 performers led the audience through a wonderfully moving musical, cultural and spiritual journey. What a way to round of the 2014-2015 Concert Series!