23 March 2022

Image of Music Review of the Spring Term

At the beginning of February, the KGS singers had a night to themselves when the Recital Hall rang to the sound of voices old and young. They treated their audience to a fabulous variety of songs from the world of musicals and music halls, which would have graced any stage. This included songs by Lerner & Loewe, Tim Minchin and Jerome Kern, and others too numerous to mention. The common denominator to all these performances was the outstanding singing teacher at Kirkham Grammar School, Miss Howard, who had coached and encouraged each and every one of them to a high standard that drew cries of appreciation and applause from their audience.

The Spring Term advertised the return of the annual Music House Festival. Miss Crook and Mr Dalton had the enjoyable experience of listening to close to three hundred students. As individuals and in groups, they sought to secure points for their house, or maybe even progress through to the final. Every year, so many of the student body choose to give of their time and participate in this annual music making festival.

After the initial auditions, it all rested on a Friday in early March and what was to be a thrilling final. Mr Ryan Breen was the adjudicator for the day and had the unenviable task of selecting the winner. After a compelling and exciting day, Siôned Jones-Blanco was declared the instrumental winner, Thomas Peet the vocal winner, and Siôned Jones-Blanco with Amy Wildish were the Ensemble winners.

The House Choir competition again took the form of a "sing off" in the Summerlee Hall with the four House Choirs doing battle. The standard was very high and, in a close fought contest, School House emerged triumphant. Congratulations to all the finalists, who are so talented in their own individual ways.

The Gala Concert, the following week, gave an invited audience an opportunity to hear the winners and finalists. It was a truly wonderful evening, with some outstanding playing that confirmed that the future of music at KGS continues to be a beacon of excellence.

A selection of photographs from each event can be viewed via the links below:

Singers Concert: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kgsphotos/albums/72177720297276977

House Choir: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kgsphotos/albums/72177720297117742

House Music: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kgsphotos/albums/72177720297205252

Gala Concert: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kgsphotos/albums/72177720297322764


Tags: music 2021-2022