A host of talented young Preparatory School musicians took the stage for a special event this week.
Rydal Penrhos hosted its annual Reception to Year 4 Concert on Thursday, May 24, which featured a wide range of impressive individual and group performances.
Year 4 kicked off the showcase with a group performance of The Other Side, before Lucy Ranales-Griffiths and Dominic Chamberlain produced fantastic efforts on the Harp and Ukulele respectively.
This was followed by a duet of ‘Far Blue Sea’ from Alexandra Lopez-Moreno and Charlotte Knight, before Year 2 lent their support to the event with a selection of International Folk songs.
Amelia Williams, Agatha Favill, Cammie de la Mare Norris, Lucy Ranales-Griffiths, Fleur Roberts and Lily Copeland came together for an outstanding rendition of ‘Fight Song’, and the Reception class sang the nursery rhyme Bear Hunt with a fantastic routine also included.
The brilliant Oscar Jewsbury was next up with a wonderful piano solo, and the Year 3 contingent performed the hit ‘Under the Sea’ from the Disney animation The Little Mermaid.
Other notable solo contributions came from Bill Gan, Honey Hodgson-Roberts, Lily Copeland and Tilly Trueman, with Toby Simmons and Ellie Knight combining to perform a dance routine to ‘Shake it Off’.
Izhran Shah and Cameron Pye brought some rock and roll to the concert with a guitar performance of Smoke on the Water, before Year 1 rose to the occasion with a special Sea Medley.
The superb Lucas Yu closed out the solo efforts with a Cello piece, before the entire Reception to Year 4 group ended with the Earth, Wind and Fire classic ‘September’.
This is the latest in a series of concerts put on throughout the academic year at Rydal Penrhos’ Prep and Senior sites, which have been implemented with a view to increasing confidence and demonstrating the exceptional progression being made by each performer.