Spring Music at Headington

Headington’s Music Department have once again hosted a number of performances, concerts and intimate shows to kick off the Spring Term.

The term started with a spotlight on the Lower School, as musicians took part in a fantastic lunchtime concert on 18th January. It was fantastic to hear a range of pieces from U3-U4 girls, many of whom are working towards exams at the end of term. The first round of Headington’s Concerto Competition took place on 27th January, with six of the School’s advanced musicians competing in front of a panel. Three composers have been chosen to compete in the final accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra, which will form part of the Headington Spring Concert on Friday 1st April. Congratulations to all involved, and to finalists Victoria (L4), Immie (L6) and Lynette (L6).

The dark evenings at the start of February were brightened by some fantastic Teatime Concerts: The Celebration of Guitar was a highlight, with guitarists across the Prep and Senior Schools performing some fantastic solo, ensemble and cover pieces. The termly Open Mic Night took place the following evening, with some magical performances from musicians in U3 to U5 – as ever, the audience were treated to covers, bands and original songs, with several girls performing for the first time.

Another Teatime Concert took place on 8th February, featuring singers, pianists and even a Guzheng performance from musicians in U3, L4 and L6.

The term ended with a spectacular Celebration of Strings concert on 14th February. It was wonderful to see so many string players from across the Prep and Senior Schools, including harpists, performing a huge range of classical, pop and celtic music.

Mrs Aimee Jamieson, Director of Performing Arts said: “Congratulations to all involved and to finalists of the Concerto Competition Victoria (L4), Immie and Lynette (L6). We look forward to hearing them again in the final!

“Many thanks to Mr Manhood for organising the entire Celebration of Guitar concert.

“A huge thank you to Head of Strings, Miss Esther Hopkinson, our accompanists and the whole team of music staff for their hard work.”

“We look forward to more Celebration concerts, our lunchtime and teatime series, as well as our annual Scholars’ Concerts and our end of term Spring Concert next half term!”

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