Winter Concert Review

Detail of image by Grace Kuchlmayr, Y11, charcoal on paper

Detail of image by Grace Kuchlmayr, Y11, charcoal on paper

By Maddison Scott, Strings Captain  

On 1 August, the Music department held their annual Winter Concert in the TB Millar Hall. This concert featured a wide variety of Radford’s co-curricular music groups. The concert started off a with bang (literally), with the Cross Rhythm percussion ensemble playing ‘Fanfare for the Common Percussionist’. This performance was then followed by our youngest and cutest musicians, The Warblers. The night continued with performances by the Mozart String Orchestra, the Blues Juniors Guitar Ensemble, our Beginner Band who gave a wonderful rendition of ‘Hot French Christmas’ and ‘Holiday Sampler’, the Haydn String Orchestra, the Sousa Concert Band, the Elgar String Orchestra and our Chorale choir. During the breaks between these wonderful ensembles, James Dixon wowed the crowd with his amazing magic tricks.  

The final two performances of the night really showed the practice and dedication of our musicians. Camerata, our senior auditioned choir, really owned the stage with their a capella performance of ‘Bogoroditse Devo (Ave Maria)’ by Rachmaninov, and really captivated the crowd with their engaging ‘Name that Tune’, which got some giggles from the audience. Finally, to close the show, Bernstein Symphonic Wind Orchestra performed ‘Infinite Hope’ which ended the concert on a high note.  

All the groups that performed did an amazing job, and really showed all the hard work they have been putting into rehearsals. I would like to thank all the phenomenal conductors, accompanists, managers and parents for all the hard work they have put into making all these co-curricular groups such a success. I would also like to thanks to all my fellow music captains, and especially Ms Knight, for all the time and effort they put in to making this night such a success. I want to say a final thankful to the tech crew and the media crew for helping the show run so smoothly.



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