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A fantastic term of music making at Redmaids' High

Orchestra and choir at Redmaids High School

Last night, the Redmaids’ High Music Department hosted their annual Spring Concert in Redland Hall. The evening was a real showcase of the immense talent we have here at the school, with approximately 150 students involved.  

The concert featured many of the school’s larger ensembles, including both orchestras and choirs, as well as our fantastic community choir, made up of parents, alumni and staff past and present. Particular highlights were solo performances from Lucy Keeley (Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in D minor) and Emily Vaughan-Williams (Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C minor) as well as a Stevie Wonder medley from the Wind Band.

The girls also demonstrated their rapping skills through the Musical Theatre Group’s performance of ‘My Shot’ from the musical Hamilton, choreographed for the evening by Year 9 student Olivia Holder.

The concert came at the end of a very successful term, which has seen our students seizing so many wonderful opportunities. Highlights have included a masterclass for the Swing Band with jazz specialist Andy Tweed, five of our pianists attending and performing in a masterclass at Steinway Hall in London and a Pianists’ Concert, which saw girls of all ages play our Model D Steinway concert grand piano in Redland Hall.

We also had a wonderful Abba-themed party night, featuring performances by our students and community choir to raise funds for the Sixth Form trip to Cambodia this summer. And just last week, all of Year 7 took part in the ‘Voice in a Million’ concert at Wembley Arena, performing a range of pop songs by the likes of Imagine Dragons, Rihanna and Rag’n’Bone Man.

In addition, our Chamber groups (two string quartets and our close harmony group 'Close Encounters') were in action at the National Festival of Music for Youth and a number or our girls won classes at the Bristol Festival of Music.

And there is still more to come!

Tonight, Sixth Form student Alice Pleat will sing in the finals of the Rotary Young Musician competition and many students are working hard for their Musical Theatre exams next week.

Finally, the Spring Term will be brought to a memorable close next week with performances from our Sixth Form, as part of their Leaver’s Service.

Date Posted: 29 March 2019

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