The Sixth Form College Farnborough and Weydon School joined forces to hold a live music event in The Wind Tunnel Project in Farnborough. This year marks the third time that we have been lucky enough to hold a concert at this unique location used often for famous artists to film in.
Weydon School’s Senior Choir opened with their rendition of ‘Danny Boy’ followed by ‘Adiemus’ complete with cajon and piano accompaniment before finishing with a rousing performance of ‘Rhythm of Life’.
Between the two choirs’ individual performances, students performed instrumental solos in front of the illuminated concrete vents.
Emily (Weydon School) played a stunning performance of ‘Pan From 6 Metamorphoses After Ovid' by Benjamin Britten on oboe. Following this, Farnborough Sixth Form students Heather and Lucy played a flute duet accompanied by Vera, performing Franz Doppler’s lively ‘Andante and Rondo Op25’.
Next to perform was Rosa, from Weydon with a piano performance of Arctic Night. Other soloists from Farnborough included Eva who played ‘Clarinet Sonata II: Romanza’ and Tara who played a spellbinding performance of ‘Romance for Violin & Piano’ on Violin by Amy Beach.
Joseph Adams, Head of Music at Weydon School said, “Our students loved taking part in this concert. They found the experience both emotive and inspiring. Thank you so much to you and your team for involving us, and also for organising it.”
Music performed by the Chamber Choir included: ‘If Ye Love Me by Thomas Tallis’, ‘Believe In Life’ by John Rutter, containing a solo sung by Connor, and ‘The Road Home’ (adapted by Stephen Paulus) by Michael Dennis Browne.
To end the night, the two choirs sang together and finished the concert with Ola Gjeilo’s haunting ‘Ubi Caritas’ and a beautiful performance of Billy Joel’s ‘And So It Goes’, including a solo from El Keys from Weydon, followed by a large echo of applause from the audience.
This concert is unlike any other that we host and students thoroughly enjoy the experience of singing in such unique acoustics.
We would like to extend our thanks Weydon School for joining us for this concert in what we hope to be the first of many.
Andre Da Silva, Music Enrichment Lead reminisced “When you close your eyes, it is as if you are transcended to a cathedral, as the sound fills all the space in the tunnels. When each song finished, the final notes slowly echoed into silence.”