the weekly newsletter from EHS
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.
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
Click image for full view