The BSB community once again enjoyed a Summer Concert to remember. The outdoor stage, games, variety of food and drink stalls and warm weather created a festival atmosphere and the perfect environment to enjoy live music performed by talented students, staff members and parents.
Approximately 200 students from both Primary and Secondary School performed this year. The extensive range of music began with the orchestra’s impressive performance of Verdi’s ‘March from Aida’ and a selection of Vaughan Williams works. This was followed by our youngest performers, the Tintin Singers (aged 3-7), who were dressed in their best outfits and sang beautifully. Five other choirs performed during the evening, covering songs including ‘Diamonds’ (Girls’ Choir), ‘You Can Count On Me’ (Barbershop Chorus), ‘Lean On Me’ (Parents’ Choir), ‘I’ve Got Rhythm’ (Junior Singers) and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ (Senior/Staff Choir).
The Concert Band then rocked the stage with pieces such as ‘I Feel Good’ and ‘A Tribute to Ray Charles’. Our amazing Samba drummers and Street Dance groups kept the audience entertained during the interval. Concert Strings were fabulous as usual, playing some Corelli and ‘Meditation’, a student composition written by one of our talented A Level Music students. The evening of entertainment was rounded off with two items: a stunning performance of ‘Hotel California’ and ‘Ode to Joy’ by the orchestra and combined choirs in recognition of 60 years of the EU.
Well done to all who participated in this year’s event.