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Year 8 Opera Day

Opera Day, March 2016

Year 8 classes were attending the opera workshop on Thursday 31st March. As ever, it was a real highlight in the music calendar and really reinforced the opera topic the Y8 girls have recently finished.

Habba, Al and Martyn are all consummate performers and proved again to be brilliant entertainers in true operatic fashion. The improvised recitative section in each of the 3 sessions were inspired – apologies to those Cheshire Wives’ fans P3! Morvyn in 8-5 did a brilliant job of improvising with them too.

‘Impromptu opera’ , as they are known, spend most of their time entertaining at special events – weddings and restaurants etc – we are their only school workshop – thanks to Amanda Wright who knows them personally and asks them to deliver it every year.

Opera Day, March 2016

Ruby singing her own composition at a string composition workshop

Ruby sings with DanelsRuby sings with DanelsRuby J, a Year 12 Music student, was singing with the Danel string quartet at the recent string composition workshop at Manchester Grammar School.

The piece they were playing with her is her AS composition – a song accompanied by quartet entitled ‘White Rose’

Well done Ruby!