On Wednesday, 22nd June our Key Stage 3 musicians showed off their varied talents in a concert which ranged from traditional folk tunes to re-imaginings of modern pop songs.
This was a wonderful opportunity for the boys to perform a well prepared piece on their chosen instrument: we were treated to performances on the clarinet, flugelhorn, recorder, violin, cello and classical guitar. The boys also had the opportunity to showcase some newly-formed ensembles: a jazz band, a string ensemble, folk group, rock band and a trio singing the theme to ‘Blackadder’: a veritable feast of musical delights!
Each boy gave a mature performance, demonstrating confidence, assurance and musicality and we were delighted at how well the boys were supported; the atmosphere in the hall was electric.
It was a sincere pleasure and a real privilege to hear how the boys have developed musically over the year and, once again, perfectly demonstrates how music at The Crypt School is in wonderful health. As one parent commented, “It was a pleasure to see all those young musicians sharing their love of music with us, lots of new faces, wonderful. It was great to see the willingness of the boys to try new types of performance that isn't part of their formal music education but something they put together themselves.”
Bravo to all the performers and to Mr Whittaker for his hard work in organising the event!
For more pictures of the concert, visit our Facebook page.