2013 St Cecilia Concert 'outstanding'

The Santa Cecilia Concert took place on Saturday evening at the Teatro Capranica.

My overall impression of the concert was that it was well received by the audience and that they appreciated the variety and the quality of the performances.  I was particularly delighted that three brave dancers were able to display their skills and also that we were able to feature works created by three people present, namely David Fong, Kevin Nutty and Derek Roberts. I hope that parents and students enjoyed seeing the artwork displayed throughout the evening. I felt that the evening was a great showcase for the Creative Arts at St. George's.

Above everything else, I was impressed by the obvious enjoyment shown by all the performers. The pupils’ enthusiasm was infectious and lifted all of our spirits. Everyone showed grit and determination throughout the long day of rehearsals and a commitment to putting on a good show.  And I hope you all agree that they did put on a very good show!

These are just a few of the comments I have received since Saturday:

“What an evening!! It was absolutely wonderful!”  A parent
“I came to St G’s in 1962 and left in 1994. I have never heard music of such a high standard from St George’s in all that time.”  A former member of staff

“David on the violin (beautiful, what a talent!), the Jazz Band (so much swing!!), the Barbershop (so very lively and happy), the Choir (pure energy), beautiful voices too in the Choir......the Juniors were so cute and engaged......and yes, we had a Percussion-ensemble that was amazing, truly professional (and 'wow' to Sophie)....and the orchestra!!! ....it was spectacular!!!”  A parent

“Thank you for the concert yesterday - it was excellent entertainment and showcased some real talent in the school.”  A current member of staff

“The concert was really outstanding and this was a common thought amongst every single person in that hall!  The standard and quality of the performances has never been so high!!”  A student

“Quality job!”  A member of the PE department

“All of the hard work, talent, dedication and patience certainly paid off and was evident in the
smiles of satisfaction of all the students and parents.”
  A member of staff

“A great variety of music. I was thoroughly entertained.”  A parent

Darren Everhart, January 2013 

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