Music Captain Emily (U6WIN) reflects on the most recent Musical happening at Farnborough Hill; the Easter Concert:
On Wednesday 23 March, Farnborough Hill held its first Easter Concert in over two years. After too many months of having to perform via remote and virtual recordings, it was so enjoyable to see so many pupils taking part in bands, choirs and ensembles. Ensembles that played included Wind Band, Orchestra, Swing Band, Year 7 Choir, Junior Choir and Senior Choir, as well as a few select solos and even a duet. These ensembles rehearse every week in order to prepare for these concerts, and it is all thanks to our wonderful Music Department; Farnborough Hill concerts are such amazing events all thanks to you.
Performances ranged from the Orchestra playing the Raiders March to open the concert, to Senior Choir singing Blackbird by The Beatles. Swing Band even performed an ABBA medley, which was a lot of fun to play the saxophone in. Solos included Isabella (U6WIN) singing Sleep by Ivor Gurney and Amélie (U6DEM) singing Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man from Showboat.
My personal favourite piece of the evening was when all of our choirs, from Year 7 to Upper Sixth, came together to sing The Rhythm of Life. It was such fun to be involved. It is bittersweet that this is the last Easter concert for us Upper Sixth Musicians, but we are just so grateful that it was able to happen, creating such wonderful memories to hold on to as we go on to university. I have been part of many ensembles over the years and it is so nice to see the younger years be so enthusiastic in bands and choirs. It will be nice to return, in the audience, and see them grow, just as we have.
I look forward to returning next year, in the audience.