Thursday 14th December saw Studley High School’s annual Christmas concert take place in the hall, to a sell-out audience of family, staff and friends.
The evening opened with a welcome from deputy head girl Lizzi Payne, who introduced the choir to sing Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’ and ‘How Far I’ll Go’ from the film ‘Moana’ accompanied by Year 10 students, Cara Dillon and Katherine Braby on piano and guitar respectively.
Lizzi shared hosting duties with head boy, Will Parry who then introduced several soloists who entertained the audience before the school’s orchestra brought the first half to a close with festive classics ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’.
The audience enjoyed mince pies during the interval before REM (Rock Ensemble Monday) opened the second half with the classic ELO number ‘Mr Blue Sky’ directed by Mr Iliffe, our guitar teacher.
More soloists, duets and a Year 10 band with ‘Rocking around the Christmas Tree’ then followed along with festive readings and poems before the choir took to the stage once more to bring the evening to a close with ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’.
More than 80 students from Year 7 – 11 took part in the concert with every person giving a well-rehearsed and professional performance that they could be proud of. The evening was well received by audience members who commented, “it was a delight to be there” and “Christmas can now begin!”.
Thank you to everyone who made this such a successful show.
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