Rotary Club Of Warwick

Jun23 - Midsummer Schools Concert

The show must go on – and go on it did!

Despite the attentions of a sneak thief who grabbed ticket money from Rotary Club organisers as they were setting up for the concert in St Mary’s collegiate church last Tuesday evening, the Annual Schools Concert got off to a great start and there was a sterling performance from all the young musicians.

President Jon Wassall welcomed Warwick Mayor Cllr Christine Cross and her consort, and Cllr Jane Knight of Warwick District Council as the church filled with some 200 children from 10 schools, together with their parents and other supporters. The Annual Midsummer concert organised by the Rotary Club, supported by the County Music Service then got under way.

Warwick School kicked off with a rousing fanfare from their trumpeters, followed by Aylesford school choir singing “Somebody to love” by Queen.

Children from Ridgeway Special school entranced the audience singing “Lets go fly a kite” and were supported by Aylesford to finish with “Feel the Power in me”

All Saints and Emscote followed with an enthusiastic rendition of “Hold back the river”, and Newburgh in their signature blue choir tops sang a Beatles medley, to the accompaniment of their newly formed orchestra.   Budbrooke choir “Belters” continued the concert singing Adeles song “Hello”.

Westgate School sang a spirited medley from the Singing Playgrounds project, which they had previously performed at Warwick Arts Centre with 300 others from around Warwickshire.    Young people from Woodloes sang “Believe” and Coten End Band finished up the evening playing “Watermelon Man” and “Stairway to Heaven”

President Jon Wassall thanked teachers, parents and all the children for putting on such a talented concert and particularly thanked Trevor Jones of Warwickshire Music, who had arranged the programme.

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