Some rousing renditions at school’s summer concert

PUBLISHED: 08:00 30 July 2019

One of the bassoon ensemble. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

One of the bassoon ensemble. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Roger King

The Summer Concert at Saffron Walden County High School is a celebration of the year’s work and a showcase for the younger training ensembles.

The senior strings. Pictures: SAFFRON PHOTOThe senior strings. Pictures: SAFFRON PHOTO

Held on July 4, there was a range music by the great American composers, including Copland, Sondheim, Bernstein and Randy Newman. The five school choirs performed a full chorus rendition of A Beach Boys' medley.

The senior orchestra gave rousing performance of the BBC Proms inspired Nimrod by Elgar, along with Brahms's Symphony No IV.

The Rhythm Co-operation continued the summer theme with musicians performing Latin-inspired pieces.

The senior strings played a tango.

Clarinetists. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOClarinetists. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

A school spokesman said: "Our musicians are enjoying a busy time of year, including the Music Academy Recital (which took place on Thursday, July 11 in Saffron Hall) and a trip to Lake Garda at the end of term.

The senior strings. Pictures: SAFFRON PHOTOThe senior strings. Pictures: SAFFRON PHOTO

Beat out that rhythm on a drum. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOBeat out that rhythm on a drum. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Members of the choirMembers of the choir

And the singing of the choir. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOAnd the singing of the choir. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Members of the bassoon ensemble. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOMembers of the bassoon ensemble. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

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