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Year 7 Performance Evening

Posted on: 19/10/2023

Our annual Year 7 performance evening took place this term in front of a large group of excited families and friends. The stage was filled to capacity with a strong line up of our Year 7 singers who were ready to demonstrate what they had been doing in music lesson over the past seven weeks.   
The night kicked off with a rendition of The Beatles classic ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’ followed up with ‘Happy’ by Farrell Williams. The students have been working so hard this term to bring these songs to life and they certainly succeeded on the night.  
The evening featured a performance from Grace, one of our new Year 7 Music Scholars. Grace delivered a powerful rendition of ‘Drivers License’ by Olivia Rodrigo. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house after Grace left the stage. A fantastic first public performance with HDS. We look forward to hearing more from Grace this year.  
The crowd were also treated to a performance from the Big Sing choir, lead by our fantastic singing teacher, Miss Turton. In four short lunchtime rehearsals the choir had managed to put together a lovely version of Bruno Mars’ ‘Count on Me’ which added to the happy, upbeat atmosphere of the evening.  
The full Year 7 choir then returned to the stage for the finale, Pink Floyds iconic track ‘Another Brick in the Wall’. When the guitar solos were done and the drums rang silent all of the students picked up their paper airplanes and threw them into the audience, calling an end to a fantastic night of music. 
It is simply incredible seeing how much our Year 7 students have grown in confidence during this first term at school and they certainly hid any nerves well.  Under the tuition of Miss Kleiman and Mr Chinn the students were able to perform to a packed hall in what was, for most of them, their first ever public concert. The tradition of holding the Year 7 concerts so early in the year has always set a solid foundation for the new additions to the school as musicians and performers, and we hope this is the start of a rich future in music for many of them.

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