Night at the Movies

On Friday evening 130 musicians took to the Powell Hall stage to perform music from film and television to an audience of over 200 parents and guests.  The round table format was very conducive to both enjoying the music, enjoying the elegant surroundings of Powell Hall and enjoying the excellent company of pupils and gusts.

Upper Sixth Pupil Archie

There were numerous highlights in the concert, almost too many to mention with every performer contributing to what was an excellent evening of music. Particular congratulations must go to the whole of Year 9 who bravely began their Sedbergh music careers with energetic performances of The Eye of the Tiger, Waterloo and We will Rock You.  One of the many advantages to the pupils of performing live music is the growth in personal confidence that comes from being put on stage and placing oneself outside of the comfort zone.  It was uplifting and inspiring to see that our Year 9 pupils did just that with such confidence as well as a sense fun.  The Orchestra were also on tremendous form as well with polished performances of Mission Impossible, Go West and James Bond classics.  

Last year’s upper sixth were an exceptional group of musicians and their departure has left a large gap in many of our ensembles, but it was very encouraging to see how all of our performers and ensembles have lifted their game and stepped into the large shoes of our leavers.  Mr Allinson must be congratulated on his ability to draw the very best out of our pupils.  The atmosphere amongst the performers was also lovely to watch and a great tribute to his approach and the culture he fosters amongst our musicians.  The spirit of mutual respect, encouragement and enjoyment was apparent from start to finish.  

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Director of Music, Mr Allinson

It was a remarkable concert which sets the bar very high indeed for what promises to be an exciting year of music for Sedbergh.

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