The Autumn Concert

Falling as it did at Remembrance-tide, the Autumn Concert was framed by the Scottish lament “Battle’s O’er at the start (played on bagpipes by Mr Smith), and a medley of World War songs at the end led by the Year 5 and 6 Choir with audience participation. Four solos on trumpet, French Horn, violin and drums were interspersed between ensemble items, which included some attractive playing from the strings using the technique of “col legno” (playing with the wood of the bow hitting the string) as well as pizzicato ( plucking), a debut performance from the newly reformed Jazz band with a flash –mob –style start and several members undertaking improvisatory solos, and atmospheric singing and recorder playing from the Year 4s.  A perfect way to de-stress for an hour before exam week kicks in!