On the evening of Thursday 3rd March the LRC was transformed into an intimate performance space where pupils from various ages across the Prep School were given the chance to share their musical progress on stage for their friends, family and beaks. This term’s Music Recital saw 26 soloists and two choirs perform a wide range of repertoire, ranging from Rodgers and Hammerstein classics to Justin Bieber hits, and from Schumann to Sheeran. Particular mention must go to our drummer soloists Syun Kara-Patel, Reilly Grose-Hodge and John Ascough, who despite playing to a backing track, managed to keep impeccable time and performed with copious amounts of energy and gusto.
Both the Upper Prep and Treble Choirs also entertained with a few numbers, including ELO’s biggest hit in the 70s, ‘Mr Blue Sky’, and a rousing rendition of the African-American traditional spiritual, ‘Joshua Fought The Battle of Jericho’. The driving force behind the success of this evening’s recital was undoubtedly the combination of our performers’ penchant for performance, alongside the dedicated instruction of our peripatetic teaching staff. Well done to our soloists and choristers, as it’s back to the drawing board for now to select our next round of performers for the Summer Term’s recital.
Head of Prep School Music