Y8 – Opera workshop

Y8 Opera workshop
Y8 Opera workshop

All students in Y8 really enjoyed this annual workshop, showcasing Impromptu opera – a fantastic trio of professional opera singers/pianist, who showcase live operatic demonstrations, specifically linked to the Magic Flute opera – a topic Y8s study this term. The workshop is full of humour, audience singing participation and breaks down all potential pre-conceptions about opera not being fun/for all. Many girls enthuse about this topic/workshop as being their favourite topic in Y8 and many are inspired to join one of the choirs/persuade their parents to take them to an opera!

Lunchtime Concert

At lunchtime today we were treated to a wonderful piano recital, given by Mr Richard Fagg. Students and staff were treated to a fantastic concert of Chopin, Debussy and Beethoven – a lovely treat just before our half term holiday.

Richard, a professional pianist and composer, travelled up from Kent to showcase a composition he wrote for a set piece in the AGGS Dance show. He generously performed both the lunchtime concert and also delivered a composing workshop with our Y10 students.

Thanks must go to Richard for his expertise, talent and generosity in sharing this with our AGGS students.

Y7 – Sign to Sing Session

Sign 2 Sing 2017
Sign 2 Sing 2017

All Y7s participated in a whole year group singing session, where they learned to sing and use sign language a lovely song, provided by the Sign to sing charity. Girls were invited to bring a voluntary donation for the charity and were made aware of the work the charity does to promote musical opportunities with those who can’t fully hear. One of our instrumental practice rooms is incidentally named after the brilliant percussionist, Evelyn Glennie, who is deaf.