July 5th, 2012
In two massively acclaimed evenings, the School’s singers performed hits of the Seventies to sellout audiences as musicianship and nostalgia combined. Backed by a slick band, students and some staff were relaxed, confident and professional as they treated the audience to well know numbers for the decade of wide collars, flares and other fashion mistakes. In the words of one audience member, ‘the band was enviably slick, the set list was foot-tappingly good and the students delivered a powerhouse performance which blew me away.’
The well-know, performers from the Lower and Upper Sixth performed outstandingly, earning a couple of standing ovations and spontaneous mid-song applause from the audience, but what was also thrilling to see a number of students who had not previously performed in School emerge to sing to 200 people with levels of confidence and self-assurance usually only seen in drama and music students. The lighting, projections, sound and catering combined with the show itself made for a delightful evening, including such hits as She’s Always a Woman to Me, My Girl, Superstition, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Dreams and a particularly rousing rendition of American Pie.