January 19, 2018
The programme for the Chamber Music Concert predicted an entertaining and engaging evening, and it most definitely surpassed expectations. The Bainbridge Brass introduced the concert with Mr Jums by Chris Hazell, which provided a triumphant start to the concert. Following on from this were the Junior Clarinets, playing Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter. The audience very much enjoyed this eerie and beloved tune. Further performances throughout the evening consisted of the Wind Quartet, playing ‘Tango’ and ‘Waltz’ from Five Easy Dances; the Flute Ensemble playing a selection of Mozart pieces with a melodious and sweet tone; the Bentley Brass with a rendition of Eastenders and Love Me Tender, all of which were played with skill and enthusiasm. The Guitar Group, who played Vals Poetico No.1 by Enrique Granados and Dorimix by Bob Power, created a mellow and jazzy interlude which acted as a perfect foil to the more exuberant brasses. The Flute Group performed a fantastic version of a Star Wars medley, impressively arranged by Ms Booth herself. The closing act was the Senior Clarinets, performing the ‘No 1. Andante’ and ‘Allegretto’ from Petite Symphonie for Winds, a complex and elaborate piece of music to conclude the concert. Many thanks and congratulations go to all the performers, directors and additional helpers for all their hard work and commitment.