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Informal Instrumental Concert

18th February 22

Our first lunchtime concert of 2022 on Friday 11 February began with Jivraj in Year 11 at the piano playing a very confident Ecossaise in E flat by Beethoven. He was followed by Year 7 trumpeter Theo playing a very smooth Jazz piece, All Alone, by Ray Linham. James in Year 7 showed us what a fantastic start he has made to learning the piano since he arrived at Halliford a term and a half ago. James performed two short studies after a Russian folk song Birds played as a duet with Mrs Head. Also, in Year 7, Nicky showed some beautifully expressive and memorised piano playing with Hedwig’s Theme by John Williams. Daniel in Upper Sixth resurrected one of his Grade 5 pieces from last term, Tchaikovsky’s lyrical Douce Reverie and Josh in Year 10 performed the Les Mis favourite On My Own, revealing the wonderful sonority developing in his baritone voice. Oliver’s 3rd movement of the Mozart Piano Sonata in E flat K282 had some beautifully shaped phrasing. Daniel in Year 10 gave a scintillating performance of Ray Linhan’s entertaining Circus Queen, and our final performance was from Piano Ensemble 1 – a demonstration of work in progress! Daniel, Olly and Maisie in Lower Sixth, who make up this ensemble, played the famous Rondeau by Purcell. We look forward to hearing the final polished performance at the next lunchtime concert.

Please enjoy the full concert below:

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