The Senior Choir and vocal soloists delivered a lovely concert on Thursday 19th March. This was a concert that started and finished on the theme of singing. We opened with Sing with me by Ken Burton and finished with I’m still singing by Gitika Partington. We had a few items in the concert that were back by popular request: Lin Marsh’s While the tanks roll by and Howard Goodall’s The Lord is my Shepherd. The choir sings these songs with a sense of understanding that comes from having sung them a good number of times and over a few years. We sang the pieces that we learned for the Uppingham singing day. Everytime I feel the spirit was full of energy and Adiemus was beautiful with dynamic contrasts that were achieved very effectively. We had a drumming debut from Mr Ashwin in Pastime with good company by none other than Henry VIII. This was sung acapella and the harmony parts were very well balanced. Azikatale/Sin jen jen je was a lively number with swaying and clapping. I think that the choir is getting better at uniformly going in the right direction!
We had a lovely range of solos from five singers. They sang old favourites such as The Hippopotamus Song (Max W), Chim Chim Cher-ee (Jessica S) and Summertime (Pippa N) and new ones like Alma del core (Charlotte W) and On the Banks of Allen Water (Harriet G).
Senior Choir’s next concert is on Thursday 11th June at 5pm with the Junior and Senior Orchestras. The concert will feature a number of pieces from the musical West Side Story, so if you can encourage any Senior Choir/Senior Orchestra members to listen to some of the songs from this show, that would really help,
Thanks to all who came and watched the concert. It is always great to have your support.
Mrs Ashwin and Mr Ashwin