An enthusiastic audience was treated to an eclectic and vibrant programme in a ‘Later with Jools’ style concert at the College. Performed with real commitment and musicianship, works ranged from Purcell to Charlie Puth, via Glinka, Gershwin, and Glenn Miller amongst others. This evening set out to be a different kind of performance experience, with an emphasis on informality modelled on the famous show.
Second year Matt Smith, who played saxophone in the Jazz Band ‘Just in Time’ commented, “This was an incredible night of music to be involved in, it was a privilege to play alongside such talented musicians in a unique set up of performances.”
Eloise Warren, also a second year student said, “Performing was a great opportunity and a new experience for me. The atmosphere was so friendly and supportive.”
Ben Dowsett, Curriculum Manager for Music commented, “The evening was a really good illustration of the huge variety of talent and music-making that goes on at the College. It was a fantastic evening!”
Parents, staff and friends were impressed with the level of maturity and assurance heard in the students’ performances on a number of different instruments. Of the whole evening, Matt Prudente-Poulton, Curriculum Manager for Music Performance and Music Technology, observed, "Once again, we witnessed an incredible display of professionalism and talent from our students. With such a diverse range of music, so confidently delivered, the audience won’t forget that night in a hurry!"
Director of Faculty, Matt Sheppard added, “What a stunning display of our young students’ abilities and skills. From folk to pop, classical to rock, the sheer weight of talent was amazing and to be part of such an incredible collaboration between our different music courses was as humbling as it was uplifting.”