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The St Cecilia Concert

The annual St Cecilia Concert was an evening of excellent solo and ensemble performances, given by St Benedict’s musicians from Year 7 to the Sixth Form.

St Benedict's St Cecilia Concert
Big Band

Virtually all of St Benedict’s many ensembles and choirs, who have been busily practising before, during and after school since term began in September, performed in this impressive, 2-hour concert. The programme gave us a wide range of musical styles and genres to suit all tastes, with beautifully balanced chamber music, virtuosic solo performances, accomplished jazz playing, and vibrant singing, as Bizet, Bach, Chopin and Debussy shared performance space with Arvo Pärt, Duke Ellington, Lennon and McCartney, and Amy Winehouse.

St Benedict's St Cecilia Concert
String Ensemble
Programme

Orchestra: Les Toréadors (from Carmen)       Bizet                                                     

String Ensemble: Concerto in D minor for two violins (1st mvt- Allegro)   JS Bach

(Soloists: Eleanor Bowden, Helena Ramsden)

St Benedict's St Cecilia Concert

Chamber Ensemble  Miniatures (Movement 3)  Frank Bridge

(Helena Ramsden - Violin; Amelia Dovey-Cello; Chihiro Hosotani - Piano)

St Benedict's St Cecilia Concert
Flute Ensemble

Piano: Carla Boulter     Arabesque   Claude Debussy

Clarinet: Rory Johnston   Blue Moon    Rogers & Hart   Arr. Pete Churchill 

St Benedict's St Cecilia Concert
Senior Percussion

Senior Percussion   El Cumbanchero   Rafael Hermández Marin

Pafties    A Selection

St Benedict's St Cecilia Concert
Intermediate Jazz Ensemble

Big Band  Don’t Know Why      Norah Jones

                   Minnie the Moocher      Cab Calloway                    

Intermediate Jazz  One More Once   Michel Camilo

Drum Kit: Jack Fitzmaurice      Seven Days    Sting

St Benedict's St Cecilia Concert
Concert Choir

Senior Jazz   Strasbourg St Denis  Hargrove

                        Back to Black     Amy Winehouse

Piano: Lucas Holmes   Fantaisie Impromptu  Chopin                    

Flute Ensemble    Mary Poppins   Sherman & Sherman, Arr Groeneveld                              

Clarinet Choir   Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring            JS Bach

                            Bach goes to Town                         Templeton

Guitar Ensemble          Budapest      George Ezra  

St Benedict's St Cecilia Concert
Guitar Ensemble

Consort Choir   Bogoroditse Dyevo                         Arvo Pärt

                             The Fruit of Silence                         Peteris Vasks

Concert Choir             Lennon/McCartney medley         Arr. Lojeski

                                      I’m Beginning to see the light       Duke Ellington, Arr Rice

St Benedict's St Cecilia Concert
Orchestra

                                                                                                                       

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