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Performing Arts Evening

Posted: 24th May 2016 | Category: Drama

On a moderately clement Spring evening, our students delighted parents and staff with a stunning display of talent in our Performing Arts evening.  First on stage – and probably for the first time at the school – were Mrs Gunn’s ballet students.  With no obvious sense of nerves and impeccable timing, they stole the hearts of the audience.

From Felina with her violin to Max and his saxophone, the programme showed the talent of our young people.  Those who have only recently started to learn shone alongside our more experienced players.  There were some delightful moments in Verse Speaking and Mime as well as some stunning acting.

The programme was so varied from Classical to modern, jazz and Ragtime.  It is too difficult to single anyone out as each performer brought something special to the evening.  The contemporary dance was stunning, the tarantella a delight and so were Lizzie and Jasmine, gamely dancing in 19th century swimming costumes.   There was a certain fell of Music at the Movies with a delightful rendition of the James Bond theme tune performed by Jerome and Freddie.  There was some fine singing in a number of different genres.

Our Drama scholar, Jerome, gave a very poignant rendition of an extract from Oliver Twist and Wesley, who has been awarded an Exhibition in Music to Tonbridge School showed us just how much can be achieved through dedication – and practice.  Wesley has been learning the oboe for less than two years!

The Senior Choir goes from strength to strength and performed Eye of the Tiger with verve and Skyfall with sensitivity.

We are always delighted when children express an interest in taking extra lessons in Music, Dance or Drama.  The confidence of these performers and their obvious enjoyment in entertaining an audience is worth all the hard work that goes on at home.  Our teachers are always willing to give a trial session before you commit!  

Carolyn Holleyman

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