Brass success

Well done to Róisín V (8-1) her sister Orla (who joins AGGS in Sept), Grace & Esther. They competed in the Kirkby Lonsdale band contest in the training section & came 1st.
They are members of Flixton Community Band who’d like to recruit new members to join them on Saturday mornings.

Royal Academy Young Artists Summer Show 2019 AGGS successful entries!

We are delighted to let you know that two of our outstanding young Year 11 GCSE artists have successfully had their artwork accepted for the Royal Academy Summer Show. It is an online exhibition which showcases the work of students from across the country and is such a fantastic recognition of their talent.

Huge congratulations go to Lauren A and Jenny Z!

Take a look at the exhibition here:

Year 10 performing at Danceworks

Year 10 were invited to perform at the Danceworks community dance festival on Sunday. They performed a dance inspired by the Ibrox Stadium disaster of 1971, when 66 people lost their lives and more than 200 people were injured at a crush amongst the Old Firm football crowd.

The dancers performed their piece at the New Adelphi Theatre at Salford University and participated in dance workshops. They were professional throughout and performed with emotion and excellent technique. We were very proud!

Year 12 dancers will perform at the Lowry

On the back of our Danceworks success, we have been invited to perform a pop-up performance at the Lowry Theatre on Friday 29th March!

Our Year 12 dancers will be performing a dance, about identity and migration, in the foyer of the Lowry Theatre at 7:30pm and again at 9pm, before Protein Dance Company’s show, Border Tales.

After the show, our students will take part in The Big Debate. The whole event is due to finish at 11pm: the moment we are due to leave the EU!

A very exciting opportunity for the dancers!

The dancers: Anouska J, Emily K, Carlotta MW, Kira P, Madeleine P, Sneha R, Aisling R, Isobella Y.

Lancashire Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert

Sunday 24th March 2019, at 3pm.

AGGS Main Hall

Lancashire Chamber Orchestra takes you to Paris!

The Lancashire Chamber Orchestra, now celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season, will treat you to music with a distinctive French theme, with works by Ravel and Mozart.

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Mozart: Symphony No. 31 ‘Paris’

Le Tombeau de Couperin” is Ravel’s own tribute both to French Baroque music and to several close friends who died in military service during the First World war. It is an opportunity for our wonderful wind players to shine, and especially our principal oboist Lindsay Kershaw. Ravel’s “Pavane pour une infante défunte” reflects his life-long interest in early Spanish music and in his Basque roots. Mozart’s sparkling “Paris” symphony (No 31) is the composer’s second work on a grand scale (the first being his “Haffner Serenade”) and shows his delight at having for the first time the opportunity to write a symphonic score which would include a full wind section, with the breadth of colour available from it.

Our Maestro will be the effervescent Mr Robert Chasey, who will continue to direct the LCO throughout the 2018 – 2019 Anniversary Season. As usual, there will be a delicious selection of cakes to enjoy with your tea or coffee at the interval.

The concert takes place at Altrincham Girls Grammar School, Cavendish Road, Bowdon WA14 2NL, on Sunday 24th March at 3pm.

Tickets can be reserved in advance via the Contact Form on the LCO website (see below), by phone: 0161 980 4275 or on the door, but please arrive early to guarantee yourself a good view!!

Lancashire Chamber Orchestra