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Wind and Brass Concert

Last week's Wind and Brass Concert at St Giles' Church involved several ensembles and an exciting French Horn Solo.

Cristina in Year 7 opened the concert with an exhilarating Handel aria on the French horn, playing musically with a wonderful sound. The Intermediate Flute Group captured the mood of the Caribbean playing snappy syncopated rhythms the Spiritual of Kelly’s ‘Caribbean Suite’. The second piece from the suite, ‘Nocturne’ exploited the dynamic variety of the group.

It was wonderful to see a full brass section represented in the Brass Group, including trombone, French Horn and trumpets. The group played a trio of contrasting dances that filled the church with a warm sound.

An impressive Senior Flute Group performed a perfect rendition of Compliante by Dubois. The girl’s ensemble and musicality shone through. The glorious sound of the ensemble with clear musical intentions and dynamic range filled the church.

The Junior Orchestra’s debut for this academic year showed what a talented group of girls they are. Bizet’s Farandole was played with great gusto bringing the concert to a rousing ending!

Written by Miss Murphy, Music Teacher