Christmas Concerts – Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th December
21 Dec 2020
Without doubt, this has been one of the toughest terms we have encountered however the musical output of the pupils has been staggering and this was capped with the series of Christmas concerts which took place in the penultimate week of term. With five Christmas concerts taking place across two days, some 110 pupils were involved in their individual year group showcases.
The Remove kicked off this series of concerts on Thursday evening with particular highlights including the String group, strong playing from the brass group alongside a wonderful sense of energy and joy from the Remove choir.
The L6 pupils performed at 8pm and particularly noticeable was the size of the year group choir, with some 20 pupils involved. With accompaniments performed by pupils, a brass group, a Schumann piano trio alongside festive highlights, this was a wonderful array of musicianship.
On Friday 4th December, we held three concerts back to back for the first time! The musical extravaganza opened with the extremely talented Shell year who amongst their number included percussion groups, the Fl-oboes, a year group band string groups galore alongside a magnificent choir.
The Fifth followed up with a lovely concert that was certainly capped off appropriately with a superb performance from the Fifth band whose energy was simply infectious. Another year group choir performed festive favourites alongside a percussion duo, concerto movements for Four solo violins and wind and brass chamber music.
The final concert was delivered by the U6 musicians and again, huge variety abounded. With two choirs singing music from the Pogues and Sting to festive classics, alongside Wind and String chamber music and finally a year group band to bring the concert to a triumphant close, this was an evening of wonderful musicianship, fitting for the huge effort made by all pupils throughout the course of a trying yet hopefully rewarding term.
All of the individual year group concerts can be viewed below at the following links whilst a montage of all the concerts can be viewed at Ardingly College Christmas Concert Medley on Vimeo