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QEGS Choir singing at the Christmas Carol Concert in St Mary's Church

The Christmas Carol Concert took place in St Mary's Church to a packed audience. The choirs and ensembles performed a variety of music mostly with a festive theme. The audience joined in with the singing of carols including 'Once in Royal David's City', of which the first verse was sung a cappella by Anya James in Year 7. As well as having an excellent concert with a record-breaking 94 students in the choir (representing all year groups), we also raised £533, half of which will be donated to the local Salvation Army Christmas Appeal in Boston.

QEGS Choir singing at the Christmas Carol Concert in St Mary's Church QEGS students playing at the Christmas Carol Concert in St Mary's Church 

 

The flute choir performing Mexican Hat Dance.

 

 

The music department kicked off their annual concert series with a woodwind concert at the end of November.  The evening featured many soloists plus flute choir, clarinet choir and saxophone ensemble.  The photo shows the flute choir performing Mexican Hat Dance.

Music for Youth Regional Festival

On Saturday 12th March, West Street Jazz (with TJazz from Tattershall Primary School and Horncastle Strings) and the Girls' Choir performed at the Music for Youth Regional Festival.  There are 50 festivals across the UK celebrating music of all styles and it was a privilege to be a part of it.  We performed alongside many other schools, area and county groups.  The performances were all outstanding and our students did themselves proud.  Our feedback from the adjudicators was excellent with some useful development points too.

Forty-seven, year 7 and 8 students went to see London City Sinfonia at Lincoln Drill Hall.  The orchestra performed a variety of orchestral classics including Mambo from West Side Story, Jupiter from The Planets and Haydn's Trumpet Concerto.  There was an opportunity for three students to conduct the orchestra and the photo shows Hayden Turner directing the group. 

London City Sinfonia

It was a fantastic concert thoroughly enjoyed by all.

 
QEGS students, 3 staff and 3 parents participated in the Lincolnshire Symphony Orchestra and Lincolnshire Massed Schools and Community Chorus performance of Orff's 'Carmina Burana' in Lincoln Cathedral.

On Saturday 30th January, 21 students, 3 staff and 3 parents participated in the Lincolnshire Symphony Orchestra and Lincolnshire Massed Schools and Community Chorus performance of Orff's 'Carmina Burana' in Lincoln Cathedral.  The concert had sold out with people standing at the back; the atmosphere was truly amazing.  The work was conducted by Esther Jones from the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and the soloists were students in their postgrad year at the Royal Northern College of Music.  Well done to everyone involved and thank you to the Lincolnshire Music Service who organised the event.