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Building Confidence: Lower School Musicians Take Centre Stage

Published by Ellesmere College on Thursday 1st of December 2022

Lower School Tea Time Concert - Michaelmas Term
Ellesmere College prides itself in its broad and varied performing arts provision and there is no better place to start this than in Lower School. Students take music lessons from Year 3 and have the opportunity to develop their skills further in LAMDA sessions and Lower School music performances including the Lower School Choir, the annual CRE8 showcase, orchestras, bands and House performances.

One highlight of the term that parents particularly enjoy is the termly Tea Time Music Concert - showcasing performances from students in all aspects of singing and instrumental pieces.

The Lower School Teatime Concerts are a wonderful way to encourage and inspire our youngest learners. This term's event - held on November 7th in the Lower school Assembly Hall - was no exception and included an exciting variety of instrumentalists and singers. The supportive audience was wowed with a display of talent from students taking their first steps on their musical journeys as well as those preparing for more advanced examinations - and lots in between! We are delighted and proud to provide this performance opportunity to our developing musicians as a means of motivating practice and instilling confidence and enjoyment.

For more information, please visit: The Arts at Ellesmere College

Performers:

1. Eva Ford Yr 7 – Singing – Pulled
2. Florence Hughes Yr 6 – Harp – Sarabande
3. Austin Furlong-Hart Yr 7 – Singing – Somewhere Only We Know
4. Isabel Philbin Yr 8 – Drums - I Never Loved A Man (with backing track)
6. Frankie Haydon Ash – Cornet – Puppets' Dance (main picture)
7. Will Donaghy Yr 6 – Piano - Nuvole Bianches by Einaudi
8. Bella New Yr 8 – Singing - Pokarekare Ana
9. Kiri Kilgannon Yr 8 – Piano
10.Jasper Kimber Yr 6 – Saxophone
11.Nat Johnson Yr 7 – Piano and singing - Clocks
12.Henry Hughes Yr 7 – Trumpet – Ragamuffin
13.Kit Fisher Yr 6 – Drums – Sweet Child of Mine

Thank you to our two Yr 8 Lower School Music Captains who introduced all the performers: Kiri Kilgannon (pictured) and Bella New.

A huge thank you also to all the staff who help make the Tea Time Concert possible, to the accompanists - Mr Kevin Whitley and Mr Simon Fisher, and to all the parents for coming and enthusiastically supporting the students wonderful performances.
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