Musical Evening 2015

On the evening of Thursday 19th March Grosvenor’s Music Department staged its annual and much-anticipated Musical Evening as a wide selection of its 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 one hundred pupils from some thirteen different acts perform, with a number of contemporary compositions such as ‘Sing’ by Gary Barlow and Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’ proving especially popular, alongside older classics such as The Beatles’ ‘Yesterday’ and ‘Come Fly With Me’, arranged by Gentlemen of Fortune.

Grosvenor’s numerous musical groups are in constant demand throughout the year and Thursday’s concert provided a unique opportunity to enjoy all of its talented musicians performing under one roof. In recent years the event has been notable for, in particular, its show-stopping finale and this year proved no different, with the Senior and Junior Choirs combining to deliver a jaw-dropping Medley from ‘West Side Story’, including such renowned compositions as ‘Maria’, ‘America’ and ‘Somewhere’. In addition the event also provided audience members with the opportunity to listen to the school’s renowned Chamber Choir in full voice, fresh from its recent victory in the Country Antrim (including Belfast) heat of the prestigious ‘BBC Radio Ulster School Choir of the Year Competition’ in association with the Ulster Youth Choir.

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 combined Senior and Junior Choir, accompanied by Mr Arnold and conducted by Miss Foster, perform a medley from 'West Side Story' at the climax of this year's Musical Evening.