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Spalding High School’s music department put on another spectacular show

Spalding High School’s music department put on its latest spectacular concert before the end of the summer term.

The evening celebrated the school’s many very talented ensembles, including four choirs, orchestra, wind, brass and string groups as well as vocal solos, duets and trios.

The varied programme included such classics as Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on The Water’, ‘Superstition’ and ‘Faith’ by Stevie Wonder and as the lights dimmed and the school hall was filled with stars, Coldplay’s ‘Sky Full of Stars’ brought the concert to a rousing finale.

The outgoing Year 13 musicians who are moving on to bigger things next year sang with pure emotion, Beth Brown and Dilara Greene joining with teacher Laura Webb to sing ‘You Will Be Found’ and Dilara also singing a tear jerking rendition of Snow Patrol’s ‘Run’.

Spalding High School summer concert (14201361)
Spalding High School summer concert (14201361)

The music department boasts four choirs including a chamber choir, who gave a fantastic a capella performance of the very technically demanding ‘Northern Lights’ by Ola Gjeilo, a pop choir who performed ‘The Greatest’ by Sia and the Songbirds choir who sang songs by Abba and from the musical ‘Waitress’.

Head of music Richard Garbett said: "This concert isn’t just a quick evening to put together. It is the result of countless hours of rehearsing by deeply committed students who willingly give up their lunchtimes to rehearse week in, and week out for months.

"The results are there in the concert for everyone to see and being incredibly proud of them has to be an understatement.

"The amazing wealth of talent on show at Spalding High is surely more than enough reason to keep music alive in our schools."

There was a lovely surprise for the chamber choir after the concert when Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo sent this message of congratulations following their stunning performance of his ‘Northern Lights’ during the concert.

"A little message from me to the girls: thank you all so much for performing my music... that means the world to me! And so glad you enjoyed Northern Lights - very best wishes to you all in Spalding."

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