17th May 2024 Adam Hartland

The Kingsley School – Spring Concert 2024

On Thursday 9 May, students, staff, parents and significant others gathered in Holy Trinity Church for Kingsley’s much anticipated Spring Concert

Students of all ages, from Prep to Sixth Form, shared their musical talents through a delightful programme, featuring everything from 16th-century courtly dances to music from the latest instalment of the Hunger Games. The Key Stage 2 Choir sang ‘True Colours’ by Kelly and Steinberg beautifully but with great power, and the Senior Choir performed three pieces from Les Mis – ‘Do You Hear the People Sing?’ and ‘One More Day’ and – joined by Swing Band – I Dreamed A Dream.

The evening showcased each and every one of the school’s musical ensembles, from voice and string ensembles to wind, swing and rock bands. Kingsley’s newly formed Junior Wind Band also had the opportunity to perform; made up entirely of Year 7 students who are all learning a new woodwind instrument through the our brand new Year 7 Instrumental Scheme launched at Christmas and it was great to see how far they have come in less than two terms!

A particular highlight of the concert was The Hanging Tree by Suzanne Collins sung by our a cappella group Cantus, which had the audience hanging on every chord in the wonderful acoustic of the church. The concert ended with a heartfelt rendition of Queen’s ‘We Are the Champions’, performed by the Swing Band and choirs. The audience enjoyed a good old sing-song too, joining in with the chorus!

Mr Chambers, Head of Music, commented:

Tonight has been a wonderful celebration of music by our talented Prep, Senior and Sixth Form students. They have worked incredibly hard and I am very proud of everything they have achieved this year. I would like to thank their music teachers for all that they do and, of course, Holy Trinity Church for hosting us this evening. We look forward to welcoming you to our next concert – our Prep Soloists’ Concert on Thursday 27 June!

The Kingsley School