A Long Awaited Celebration of Music

After a very dry period for musical performances during the pandemic, the annual Heritage Spring Concert, held yesterday evening at its traditional setting of Saint Andrew’s Street Baptist Church, was memorable in many ways. 

‘It’s remarkable to think that it’s been three years since we have gathered like this as a school,’ said Mr Fletcher as he opened the concert, saying ‘what a joy it is’ to be able to once again celebrate the music of the school together as a community.  

He continued, ‘On Monday of this week, we sang in our assembly for the first time in over two years, and it was a very simple but wonderful reminder of the texture; the colour; the richness that we’ve missed over the last two years. So, in that context, gathering together like this is certainly a delightful celebration in my mind.’

The audience heard a choir number from each Junior and Senior class, along with impressive pieces by many of our talented pianists, clarinetists, flautists, violinists and singers. The Junior Woodwind ensemble also featured Miss Cage and Mrs Watkins in a surprise bird whistle duet. 

The wonderful performances reflected countless hours of preparation by our young musicians, as well as the hard work of Mrs Lowe, Miss Moorhouse, Mrs Good and Dr Howell. 

An additional thank you to Mr Hulett for the beautiful photos available here.