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Year 5 give a lunch time recital in the local community


On Thursday, 16th March the Year Five girls performed at the High March Year Five Lunchtime Recital at the United Reformed Church, Beaconsfield.This event was part of a series of lunchtime concerts organised by Mrs Elaine Tudor-Williams (one of High March’s visiting singing teachers).

The Intermediate High March Voices started the concert, immediately captivating the audience with an exciting and stylish performance of ‘Riversong’, composed by Andy Beck. This was followed by a delightfully humorous performance of the catchy song, ‘Whisper’, by Greg Gilpin. This was a challenging two-part arrangement requiring both accurate pitching and a variety of vocal sound effects, but the girls more than rose to the occasion singing with wonderful clarity and equally impressive vocal range.

The audience was then treated to some delightful vocal and instrumental solo performances from Sanaya (Piano), Cara (Voice), Naomi (Cello), Chloe (Voice), Annabelle (Saxophone), Soraya (Voice), Ava (Flute), Amberly (Voice) and Ayaana (Piano). The solos had all been exceptionally well prepared with the girls performing with confidence and maturity as well as abundant musicality.

The Intermediate High March Voices then regrouped to give an enthralling finale to the concert, beginning with the wonderfully atmospheric Argentine folk song, ‘Vidalita’, arranged by Diana Sáez. The final song to be performed was the combination of the traditional folksong, ‘The Water is Wide’ and ‘Bring Me a Little Water, Sylvie’, arranged by Rollo Dilworth. The girls performed with gusto and enthusiasm to a clearly very appreciative audience with the challenging and memorable two-part melodies creating a particularly enjoyable finale to the concert.

Particular thanks go to Mrs Elaine Tudor-Williams for her hard work organising the concert, and also to Mr Andrew Melvin for his wonderful piano accompanying.

Well done to all girls in Year Five.

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