Year 9 Recital AfternoonS 

Tuesday 3rd and 10th November

This week we saw a very welcome return of live performance in the music department. As the light of the day dissipated outside the Bowden Room, a small group of Year 9 GCSE musicians gave solo performances to an audience of their peers and staff.

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In just half an hour, the Year 9 students took us on a wonderful musical tour from the intricate ornaments of the Baroque era to the show-stopping songs of the West End, from the Carnatic traditions of South India to the rolling hills of the Malvern countryside. The recital began with a confident rendition of two movements from Galliard’s Sonata V for the trombone by Michael, who executed with the running passages with aplomb! Shravan and Jamie brought different kinds of the jazz to Wilson’s with laid-back performances and Kai gave use a swinging performance of the title number from Frank Loesser’s musical Guys and DollsAkshat shared with us a captivating piece of his own composition, Mridangam Neraval, and Han brought the recital to a close with Elgar’s heart-wrenching and unforgettable cello concerto. Everyone shone and the audience were delighted. Next week, the rest of the Year 9 GCSE class will be performing also—and we can’t wait!

Thank you to Mr Lissimore for accompanying the boys and to the members of staff who so kindly supported them.

Ms Burton

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