Musicians dazzle in wonderful charity concert

November 24, 2022

Musicians at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools dazzled in a wonderful charity concert last night at The Blake Theatre.

Junior and senior groups shone in an inspirational evening in support of Cancer Research Wales and BBC Children in Need.

The hugely enjoyable programme comprised:

Big Time Band, directed by Ian Russell and Julie Gibbons:
James Bond Theme (Barry and Norman); Wallace and Gromit (Nott);
Parade of The Wooden Soldiers (MacDonald arr. Osterling).

Bach Orchestra, directed by Sara Greenwood:
La Réjouissance (Handel); Elephant Dance (Hewitt-Jones); Black Jack (Wedgwood).

Haberdashers’ Monmouth Senior Strings, directed by Ruth Friend:
String Ensemble No.3 (Jason, premier performance); Minuet (Ireland); Concerto No. 13 in D (Avison).

Jazz Orchestra, directed by Alun Hathaway:
Valero (Swearingen); Splanky (Hefti arr. Phillippe); Coconut Champagne (DeBlasio arr. Lopez); Birdland (Zawinul arr. Higgins).

Haberdashers’ Monmouth Symphonic Winds, directed by Sarah Fowler:
Take on Me (A-Ha arr. Murtha); Highlights from Into the Woods (Sondheim); Police Squad (Newborn); Selections from Hairspray (Shaiman arr. Ricketts).

The Entire Company:
Moment for Morricone (Morricone arr. de Mey).