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St Cecilia Concert is Classical Delight

On Thursday 26 November, musicians from across Cokethorpe came together to celebrate classical music in the St Cecilia Concert. This annual event is held in The Shed, which, this year, was packed with a full house of parents, staff, pupils and relatives. The evening opened with canapes and drinks in the Dining Hall, while the musicians warmed up. The performers were then introduced by Director of Music, Mr J Hughes, who also provided piano accompaniment. Other members of the music department also accompanied the pupils, with Dr E Thackrey playing beautifully on the flute and Miss R Mitchell holding her own on the saxophone.

There were plenty of standout performances from pupils across all age ranges, with parents and staff alike commenting that this was the most successful St Cecilia Concert in years. The audience enjoyed a collection of music which varied from contemporary classical, such as the Pirates of the Caribbean theme, to more established compositions from Mozart, Schubert and Bach. The night was recorded and an edited highlights film is now available to watch on the Cokethorpe YouTube Channel. A list of performances can be found below.

Tom Christensen and Lukas Russell – Allegro, Sonata in C, Mozart

Olivia Stacey – An Sylvia, Schubert

Wilf Cartwright and Izzy Carnell – Banks of Green Willow, Butterworth

Flute Choir      – Hedwig’s Theme, Williams
                        - Abiyoyo, Traditional African
                        - March, Carr

Izzy Carnell – Largo and Allegro, Sonata in E minor, Vivaldi

Charlie Clark – Prelude in C minor, Bach

String Ensemble         – What a Wonderful World, Weiss
                                    - Jupiter, Holst
                                    - Libertango, Piazolla

First Form – Quartet of Songs, Traditional

Florian Goette – Valse, Rose

Tom Christensen – Allegro con Spirito, Sonata in Bb, Dussek

Choir – For the Beauty of the Earth, Rutter

Concert Band – Pirates of the Caribbean, Badelt
                        - Soul Bossa Nova, Jones
                        - Mission Impossible, Schifrin









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