Musical Evening 2013

On the evening of Thursday 21st March Grosvenor Grammar School staged its annual Musical Evening in the William Moles Hall as a wide selection of talented pupils performed for a large and expectant audience of pupils, parents and associates of the school. 

The event, always one of the highlights of the school year, saw over 100 pupils from some 13 different acts perform, with a number of contemporary compositions such as ‘Sing’ by Gary Barlow/Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Robbie Williams’ ‘Angels’ proving especially popular.

Amongst the highlights of the evening was the performance of Lower 6th pupil Andrew Douglas, the current Northern Ireland Young Musician of the Year.  Andrew performed as the penultimate act in the opening half of the concert, with a superb performance of ‘Cantabile at Presto’ leaving those in attendance wowed by his incredible level of musicianship.

In addition this year’s concert was notable for featuring the School’s select Chamber Choir which performed two pieces, ‘Be Thou My Vision’ and ‘Lord of All Creation’,  both of which helped them to gain recent selection for the final, televised stages of the  BBC’s highly prestigious ‘Songs of Praise Choir of the Year Competition’ – to be broadcact in April.

Perhaps the highlight of the evening came with its finale, however, as the combined might of the Senior and Junior Choirs, featuring soloists Alexandria McClune, Emma Wallace and Cameron Kirkpatrick, all 6th Form, succeeded in delivering a rousing medley from ‘Les Miserables’, including memorable renditions of such enduring classics as ‘At the End of the Day’, ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ and ‘Bring Him Home’.

Congratulations to everybody who helped to make this year’s Musical Evening such an overwhelming success.  As well as the many pupils who participated on the night particular praise is reserved for Head of Music Miss Rosemary Foster and fellow music teacher Mr Jonathan Arnold, as well as the many peripatetic teachers who also contributed. 

Well done to all involved in this year’s Musical Evening, which served as a perfect showcase for the considerable musical talent within the School. 

Grosvenor's Senior Choir during its performance of 'Mack the Knife' at this year's Musical Evening