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Ensembles Concert Showcases Musical Excellence

29 April 2022

It has been almost three years since the last combined Prep and Senior ensembles concert at EHS. The concert on Wednesday this week featured students from Year 3 to Year 13 with each musical ensemble performing in front of a large audience in the Octagon.  For many of the Prep school students, it was their first opportunity to perform as part of their respective groups.  

The programme for the evening contained a variety of Choir and Instrumental items. We were delighted to welcome some Old Girls back to the school to perform with the Senior Orchestra. There was also the opportunity to hear some new Chamber Ensembles established by Mrs O’Mally, all of which contributed to the great variety of the event.

The features ensembles and musical items were as follows:

Senior Orchestra      'The Young Prince and the Young Princess’     R. Korsakov (Violin: Caitlin Kisumba) Movement III from Sheherazade Op. 35.

EHS Band                 Can’t take my eyes off you    Crewe & Gaudio arr. S.M. O’Malley

Year 3 & 4 Choir       Do you know how it feels      L. Marsh
                                 Whistle down the Wind         A. L. Webber

Prep Guitar Group    Sakura                                   trad. Japanese arr. Garicia & Whitworth

Senior Quartet         Libertango                           A. Piazzola

Prep String Group    William Tell:  Overture       G. Rossini arr. J. Smith

Senior Choir           Laudate Dominum              W. A. Mozart(Soprano: Zoha Sohail)    From Vesperae solemnes de confessore K.339        

Prep Flute Group    24th Street Rag                  D. Bruce arr. J. Smith

Senior Flute Group  When I’m Sixty Four          Lennon & McCartney arr. S.M. O’Malley

Year 5 & 6 Choir      Can you hear me?              B. Chilcott
                                Magical Kingdom                J. Rutter

Prep Orchestra       Bohemian Rhapsody           F. Murcury

Senior Quintet         Eleanor Rigby                    Lennon & McCartney arr. S.M. O’Malley

Chamber Choir       Seal Rullaby                       E. Whitacre
                               Send in the Clowns             S. Sondheim 

A heartfelt thank you to Mr Skilbeck, Mr Southall, Mrs O’Mally, Miss Smith, Miss Rogers, Mr Powell, Mr Pepper and Mr Berman as well as old girls, Jody Smith, Zoe Ager, Lucie Carey and Eryna Kisumba.  A number of Senior School girls were also indispensable during the preparation for this event and the concert so I would like to thank Caitlin (violin), Zoha (flute), Jessica (flute), Abigail (oboe), Maya (lighting) and Lauren (photos).  Without everyone’s commitment, these events certainly would not be possible.  Thank you all on behalf of the Music Department and Edgbaston High School.

Mr K. Robson
Director of Music

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