St Peter's 13-18
There was a wide variety of styles on offer in this enjoyable evening of festive music. The Wind Band started us off with a punchy, exciting selection from The Greatest Showman and it was good to see four percussionists involved. The String Orchestra accompanied one of our senior flautists in an elegant performance of three movements from Bach’s Suite in B minor. The Chamber Choir contributed two contrasting unaccompanied items, with the lyrical Little Road to Bethlehem and a sophisticated multi-part arrangement of Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas. The Flute Group were on fine form with a really fun set, featuring a memorable arrangement of Sleigh Ride complete with orchestral whip, sleigh bells and wood block! The second half started strongly with a set of three well-known swing classics from the Swing Band and the audience particularly enjoyed the Boys’ and Girls’ Barbershop sets with music ranging from Neil Diamond to Kim Wilde. The Little Big Band took us into the 1970s with a creative arrangement of Labi Siffre and the Saxophone Quartet were on sparkling form in arrangements of Chick Corea. The concert finished with the warm, full sound of our School Choir singing a selection from Frozen, complete with a visit from Olaf!