Summer Music at Headington

This summer has seen a range of fun performances and opportunities for musicians.

Fifty musicians began the term with a trip to Warwick Arts Centre to hear the Hallé Orchestra in concert. Director of Music Mrs Aimee Jamison said: “It was wonderful to be away as a group and everyone enjoyed the chance to hear a professional orchestra performing epic works close-up.”

Over the next fortnight, there were three memorable evenings with a Celebration of Piano, Celebration of Singing and a Flute Teatime Concert. Added to this were three lunch and teatime concerts during the term, and this has continued to be an excellent platform for any musicians wishing to play in front of a friendly audience.

In early June, some of our U4 musicians joined forces with the music staff for a special ‘Sounds of Summer’ singing day, which saw primary students from St Andrew’s Headington and Headington Prep exploring new music and performing in a tea concert for their parents. This was followed a few weeks later by a joyful ‘Evening with Disney’ end of term concert, in which all our major ensembles and choirs performed some of the best-loved Disney classics from the last 80 years.

There was also a return for Battle of the Bands – with U3 group Elastic Band emerging the victors with their polished performance of ‘The Cups song’. Congratulations to them all.

Mrs Jamison said: “It has been wonderful to hear so many talented students performing at such a high level to packed audiences.

“We have also been impressed with the number of pupils preparing for exams (which took place this week) and enjoyed hearing daily practice around the music block.

“A final thank you must go to our musicians preparing for final assembly and Foundation Day – we look forward to ending the term in style!”

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