On Monday 18th December 140 of our Newman College pupils took part in our annual Christmas Concert. Performing to a sell-out crowd of over 300 people, the pupils shared their musical talents and got to show off all the hard work they had put in during Half Term 2.
The evening featured performers from all the college's peripatetic disciplines (Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Percussion, Voice, Keyboard, and Guitar), as well as the school musical ensembles: Junior Choir, Senior Choir, Guitar Ensemble, and Djembe Ensemble. We heard a huge range of music, from ‘Merry Christmas (War Is Over)’ to Howard Blake's 'The Snowman', or ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’ to Leona Lewis' 'One More Sleep'. It was also a great to give our KS3 dance club the opportunity to perform & hear from our Christmas Poetry Competition winner, Glory Churchill. It truly was a special evening.
As Mr Edwards commented, "It is wonderful to see such engagement in musical activity from our Newman College students. Having 140 pupils choosing to stay behind, after school, to make music and perform together is amazing. I can't wait to hear how all our musicians have progressed even further by our summer concert."
A big thank you to all the staff who supported the musicians in the concert: Miss Raynor, Mr Bergin, Mr J Heywood, Mrs Thomas, Mr Prince, Mr P Heywood, Mr Webb, Miss Farrow, and Mr Lord. Also, a huge thanks to the Newman College staff who supported setting up for the event and with the smooth running of the evening.
We look forward to welcoming audience members back to school, later in the year, for our production of Mary Poppins and our Summer Concert.