Our Performing Arts Department has been incredibly busy this week, rehearsing and filming for Speech Day on Saturday, and arranging some wonderful Zoom concerts, celebrating our pupils’ hard work – practising and rehearsing throughout the year.  The Year 8 play this year was, Around the World in 80 Days, and, whilst this may have been changed to an online radio play due to the current circumstances, and performed to an online audience of family and friends, it was no less special, with amazing costumes, acting, singing and performances to remember. It’s unique performance space will definitely make it a play of our times and one for the school’s archive.

The Year 8 cast did an absolutely fantastic job of adapting and working together without actually being in the same space as each other. The cast excelled showing truly professional attitudes as they portrayed their character’s emotions and feelings through the voice only. With original songs composed and arranged by our very own Rachel Burks, this play is one not to be missed!

The fun and eccentric story based on the novel written by the French writer Jules Verne, is set in sequences rather than scenes. You can hear a taste of Sequence 4 by clicking on the link below; The trip around the world begins and the cast arrive in Bombay – The police are hot on their heels and ‘Fix of The Yard’ believes that they are fleeing London having robbed the bank. The full play is available to our Lambrook Community via our Podcast page.

 

Both the Pre Prep Strings Extravaganza last week, and the Prep School Ensemble Concert this week, were truly outstanding, with the instrumentalists’ confidence and enjoyment evident to all. With a range of genres and instruments, we were treated to pieces including, a funky version of ‘Are you gonna be my girl’ from our Year 8 Band ‘Code Red’ and an outstanding rendition of Schubert’s ‘Trout Quintet’, performed by our school orchestra and recorded entirely, on phones and devices. Our pupils and staff have certainly enjoyed the challenge of creating music remotely.

Click on the image below to hear The Senior Chapel Choir sing Al Shlosha, taken from the Ensemble Concert.

The full concert is available to the Lambrook Community on our Podcast page and the results of our Choreography Competition can be seen on our website post.

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