Bede’s Prep Spring Concert 2015
Bede's Prep School's Spring Concert recently brought together pupils from across Meads for an evening of celebration and fun at All Saints Church.
The occasion was a resounding success, with teachers, children and parents variously communicating their love of music.
A particularly entertaining opening number came care of Bede's Prep School's Head of Music Colin Hughes and Bede's Senior School's Deputy Director of Music Robert Scamardella. Their duet set the scene in style as they performed a witty number entitled "Too Many Hands" at two keyboards.
Next came an energetic performance of 'La Bamba' from of a parade of Bede's Prep School's Year Five pupils, all of whom entered All Saints Church led by drums and Bede's Prep School Music teacher Becky Anstey.
Bede's alumnus and National Opera performer Georgia-Mae Ellis then performed Bizet's 'Carmen' in duet with Mrs Anstey, and this was followed by an elabourate percussive ensemble performance from the pupils of Years Three and Four.
Expertise across a wide variety of musical instruments and genres was subsequently displayed during arrangements of everything from 'The Barcarolle' from the opera Lakmé, 'El Tango' and 'Adiemus' by Karl Jenkins.
After the interval, the audience was treated to Roger Emerson's arrangement of 'Best Day of My Life,' which was performed by virtually every performer present, including singers from the Hailsham Choral Society and Concentus Chorale.
'Lacrimosa' from Mozart's Requiem and selected highlights from Les Miserables then rounded off the evening, delivered with the combined vocal force of Bede's Prep and St John's singers, with this final performance providing a fitting crescendo to the evening.