Every Y7 attended a very enjoyable annual Halle concert at the Bridgewater Hall, linking to the SOW on orchestral instruments. The theme this year was ‘Music from the British Isles’ and they heard an excellent performance of Britten ‘Young Person’s Guide to the orchestra’.
This was an opportunity to take the entire year group to the Bridgewater Hall , which is one of the best concert halls in the UK, as many of the students have not been there ever before.
Y7 Brass WorkshopThis morning all of Year 7 were treated to a fantastic concert given by the Cavendish Brass Quintet, led by Mr Graham South – formerly the AGGS Jazz Band director – linking to the current Y7 music topic of ‘Orchestral instruments‘.
This was a new initiative this year and the girls listened to the trumpet, flugel horn, French horn, trombone and tuba perform a wide variety of music – from ‘Westside story’ (Bernstein) to an arrangement of ‘The girl with the Flaxen Hair (Debussy). The quintet played to an incredibly high standard and ably demonstrated their instruments individually also, including showcasing many different types of mutes. A beatboxing tuba solo was perhaps one of the highlights!
Many girls showed interest in taking up the opportunity of a free shared brass taster lesson following the workshop – AGGS would love to have more brass players for our Jazz Band, orchestras, wind band and brass ensemble!
Please pick up a letter if you are interested from the Music Noticeboard or print one from Parentmail.