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May 23rd 2023

A musical medley at Senior School

This month saw the Wollstonecraft Room play host to our annual Blackheath High School Pop Fest, with fantastic performances from a range of ensembles, spanning rock bands to choirs, as well as a selection of solo acts.  

The Rollin’ Tones kicked off the night with a high energy, samba influenced arrangement of Errol Garner’s Misty, followed by a swinging rendition of I Will Survive, complete with added choreography. Year 10 Rock Band explored the decades, delivering two highly polished performances of The Chain and Mark Ronson’s Nothing Breaks Like a Heart. This event saw the debut performance of the newly formed Mini Rock Band, made up of students in Years 7 and 8. Despite having only started rehearsals in January, the group presented a note-for-note cover of Sweet Child of Mine, with added four-part harmonies and intricate solos. We are extremely excited to hear this band develop and perform in many future events. Throughout the night we had a selection of intimate performances from our Year 11 and Sixth Form students and the Year 8 Glee Choir smashed a roof-raising Queen medley. The night concluded with the Blackheath High School Jazz Band playing Billie Eilish’s Billie Bossa Nova and a lively performance of Walk the Dinosaur.  

The following Friday, students from Years 7 to 9 took to the stage for the Breakfast Concert in the Dance Studio. A wide range of music was displayed, from High School Musical to Robert Schumann and everything in between. Covers of Aerosmith’s Dream On and Sam Smith’s Lay Me Down were highlights from Brooke and Isabella; while Charlotte's virtuosic violin technique was displayed in her performance of Phantasiestücke, composed by Robert Schumann. 

Huge congratulations to everyone involved in these performances and a massive well done for your dedication to practice and rehearsals. 

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