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Musicians dazzle in charity concert

December 4th, 2018
Photograph by Mrs Rachel Owens.

An eclectic concert from young musicians in Monmouth, who performed pieces from Handel, ABBA and The Greatest Showman, has raised £325.49 for charity.

Organised by Monmouth School for Girls’ Music Department, the concert featured solo performances by vocalists Ella and Georgia, pianist Jocelyn, and violinist Mererid.

A flute ensemble, junior and senior choirs, strings and winds orchestras shone at the event in aid of Music in Hospitals & Care (MiHC).

The concert included musicians from Monmouth School for Boys and Monmouth School Girls’ Prep.

MiHC is a national charity which brings live music sessions to people who are receiving care or treatment in healthcare settings.

The full concert programme:

Jocelyn (piano) Cat and the Mouse (Copland).

Mererid (violin) Adagio from Sonata in G Minor for Violin (Bach).

Flute Ensemble: Water Music (Handel); Pirates of the Caribbean (Zimmer arr Davies); Away in a Manger (Anon).

St Catherine’s Strings: 2 minuets (Haydn); Hopping Dance (Davis); Banquet Gavotte (Davis); Mamma Mia (ABBA).

Ella (vocalist): Can’t Help Falling in Love (Peretti).

Georgia (vocalist): Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin).

Trio (Vivace): Valse Russe (Bridge); Hornpipe.

Chamber Choir: The Lily and the Rose (Chilcott).

Concert Choir: Lullabye (Joel, Arr. J Wikeley).

Junior Singers: Sing With Me (Huff), Mrs Alison Milledge (accompanist).

Senior Strings: Symphony no.1 in B flat major (Boyce); Divertimento in F (Mozart); Teddy Bears’ Picnic (Bratton).

Symphonic Winds: A Night on Bald Mountain (Moussorgsky arr. J Higgins); The Greatest Showman Selection (Arr. Murtha); A Klezmer Karnival (Sparke); The Blues Brothers Revue (Arr. Bocock); Moment for Morricone (Arr. de Meij).

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