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Gotham City brought to life in spectacular concert

February 19th, 2020

A 70-strong symphony orchestra brought the dark alleyways of Gotham City to life in a spectacular evening of music-making at The Blake Theatre.

Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools Symphony Orchestra, directed by Mr Derek Harris, sparkled in the Spring Orchestral Concert with an iconic piece of music from the 1989 Batman film.

The orchestra performed Danny Elfman’s The Batman Theme with strobe lighting, a batman silhouette logo, and a dry ice machine all adding to the occasion.

It proved a stunning finale to a concert hosted by Monmouth School for Boys which raised £312.80 towards the Australian Firefighters Fund.

The evening included the impressive Monmouth School for Boys’ Bach Orchestra, directed by Mrs Sara Greenwood, which played Intrada (Wedderburn), Jazzin’ About Suite (Wedgwood) and Game of Thrones (Djawadi arr. Moore).

Miss Sarah Fowler directed the excellent Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools Symphonic Winds which shone with Avengers: Endgame (Silvestri), Jump Swing Fever (arr. Wasson), Pirates of the Caribbean (Bedelt), A Disney Spectacular (arr. Moss) and Jitterbug (Buckley).

Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools Symphony Orchestra took centre stage for the second half of the concert, playing Four Scottish Dances Op.59 (Arnold) and then Danzón No. 2 (Márquez).

The powerful Batman theme brought the curtain down on a tremendous evening which showcased the many talented musicians at Monmouth School for Boys and Monmouth School for Girls.

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