St Peter's 13-18
It was a real joy to hear musicians in our Third and Fourth forms performing in the Junior Music Festival Final on Thursday evening. This was the culmination of a process which started before half-term with the initial rounds, when we heard 67 performers over two days, of which 26 were put through into the final.
A wide variety of music and instruments were featured during the evening, including a full range of orchestral instruments, piano, percussion, singing, bass guitar, harp, mandolin and zither! The repertoire was drawn from across the centuries from Bach to Christina Perri. This was the first major live music event that we have run in school since March 2020. Although we were sadly not able to invite parents on this occasion, we were able to have all the pupils present in year group zones and some staff supporting.
The Junior Music Festival Prize for the outstanding performance of the evening was won by Edward Hughes on the violin with a beautiful, musical performance of ‘Hatikvah’, a traditional Hebrew melody. We are very grateful to Mrs Hayden, Director of Music at St Peter’s 2-8, for adjudicating.
The performances were recorded and are available to the parents of the pupils involved. Please contact Miss Tomlinson by email: firstname.lastname@example.org