What a Concert!
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
You would have to travel far and wide to witness a concert anywhere approaching the standard of last night's Autumn Term Senior Concert at Lochinver House. To say it was amazing would be an understatement, considering that the age range of the musicians was just 8 to 13 years!
Oli and Marcus set the tone on their recorders with a pacey arrangement of Copland's 'Simple Gifts', which was followed by the Big Band's version of 'This Love' by Maroon 5, featuring Zach and Joe, Year 3, on the trumpet!
New band, Unplugged, played 'Use Somebody' by Kings of Leon and Alex's B's haunting vocals sent a tingle down the spine. Alex L-R, kept Mrs Lund on her toes during their performance of the first movement of Vivaldi's 'Double Cello Concerto' and parents had already started to comment on how they would spend good money on tickets to see music played to such a high standard.
Newly formed String Quartet, GITA, played 'Contredance' by Rameau and 'Pachelbel Canon' with absolutely no adult guidance and the Senior Choir brought a smile to everyone's face, singing 'I can See Clearly Now' by Johnny Nash.
Unplugged (2) delighted with 'Blue Bossa' by Kenny Dorham and the Senior Flute Group got us swinging with 'It Don't Mean a Thing' and in the festive spirit with 'Jingle Bells'.
Sam and Marco rocked the house with 'Happy' followed by Lochinver's own Terrence Trent D'Arby's (aka Geoffrey!) 'Wishing Well'. Boy can that boy throw some moves!
The Concert finished with the Senior Orchestra playing 'Oye Come Va' and a standing ovation for each and every one of the boys who took part - a massive thank you to you all for such a, slick and gloriously entertaning evening!
It goes without saying that none of this would be possible without the passion and expert guidance of Mrs Harrison, Mrs Lund and our perepatetic music staff, whom we thank from our hearts!