Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

Musicians wow audience at Spring Concert

Musicians wow audience at Spring Concert

 

The Senior Spring Concert saw more than 120 students take to the stage in the Miller Theatre as eight ensembles wowed the audience.

The audience, made up of parents, friends, staff and fellow students, were impressed by the high level of musicianship on display at the concert. There was something for everyone with all the performers contributing to the varied and interesting set list.

Our Percussion Ensemble opened the show, showcasing a range of percussive sounds and complex rhythms in Mambo Schambo and Danielle's Cha Cha. Next up were the Sinfonia Orchestra who createda full and matching string sound in Elgar's Andante From Six Pieces and Holst's Themes from Jupiter. Ending the first half of the concert were The Blue Note Wind Band who performed some modern numbers including Meet the Flinstones and Adele's Rolling in the Deep, which worked well with the lighter music performed before them.

The Intermediate Guitar Ensemble were next to take to the stage and their renditions of Ragtime and Constant Billy showed just how cohesive a group they are, performing a very well balanced set. Our Senior Piano Trio also showed great cohesiveness with superb versions of No.4 Romance and No.5 Intermezzo from F. Bridge's Miniatures. 

The energy and exuberance of the Blue Blazer Choir delighted everyone in the audience with their renditions of Close Every Door and Chattanooga Choo Choo. The RGS Concert Band headed to the movies for their set, delivering Beauty and the Beast and Pirates of the Caribbean with tremendous energy and passion. 

Closing the concert was the RGS Symphony Orchestra who enthralled the audience with their performance of Tchaikovsky's March Slave and Bizet's Farandole

The concert demonstrated the amazing talent of our students and the success of the concert would not have been achievable without the time and effort of all the staff and visiting music teachers who prepared all the ensembles for the concert.