Featuring collaborations and solos in a range of disciplines, the Davenies community enjoyed another spectacular Lunchtime Concert.
The Concert began with a beautiful and memorable performance of ‘Bring Your Children Hope’ by S. Wilson, sung superbly by the Chamber Choir. Particularly speciial about their performance, is that this was their debut as a Choir, featuring boys across the year groups.
Raif Noor (Year5) followed with a rhythmic and exciting piano performance of ‘Intercity Stomp’ by Christopher Norton. Four Year 3 boys then successively took to the stage: Aarav Gupta, Gurtej Basra, and Jonathan Newell. All gave confident and enjoyable performances on the piano, and Charlie Walsh delighted us with his cello playing. Benjamin Cooper (Year 4) followed with a lovely and musical performance of ‘Orange and Yellow and Brown’, and then a delightful rendition of ‘Melody’s Song’ by Eve Walker, performed on the guitar by Ben Smith (Year 4). Edward Whitby (Year 5) gave an assured and thoughtful performance of ‘Some Day’ by Blackwell on the cello. Nicholas Newell (Year 5) then charmed us with his confident and exciting saxophone playing, performing ‘Petite Fleur”’.
Six confident Year 6 boys then enchanted the audience with some wonderful performances. Brothers, Yagnesh Patel and Yogesh Patel both sang beautifully, while Max Bajaj gave a rhythmic and articulate piano performance of ‘Owl at Midnight’ by William Gillock. ‘Ode to Joy’ by Beethoven was ably performed by Ayaan Jafri on the violin, and Sebastian Gemmell gave a competent and musical performance of ‘Highland Spirit’ by Manus Noble on the guitar. George Bridges’ virtuosic and exhilarating rendition of ‘Dance Caprice by Christopher Bunting on the cello was truly impressive. William Whitby (Year 7) followed this with an articulate and well-prepared violin performance of ‘Portsmouth’, Trad. English, and William Lindeque (Year 7) followed this with an extremely musical piano performance of ‘The River Flows in You’ by Yiruma. The final performance was a lovely rendition of ‘Who will buy?’ by Bart, sung beautifully by Jamie Barrett (Year 8).
Many congratulations to all of our performers. It really is such a pleasure to be able to hear the boys’ excellent progress and for them to have the opportunity to perform in front of such a supportive audience at Davenies.