Musicians dazzle in charity concert

Tue, 4 Dec 2018
Photograph by Rachel Owens.

An eclectic concert from young musicians in Monmouth, who performed pieces from Handel, ABBA and The Greatest Showman, has raised £325 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).