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Full house at the Annual Christmas Concert

Thursday, 07 December 2017

This week at CLS, a spectacular array of nearly 20 musical groups took to the stage to perform in this year’s Christmas Concert. Whilst ordinarily being a solely jazz-related evening, this year saw a much broader mix of genres and ensembles (only six groups were jazz), with the likes of the flute ensemble, First and Second CLS Brass groups and Lower School Folk Group taking advantage of the many performance opportunities of this festive concert.

Mr Crockatt’s recently established ukulele ensemble achieved their first public performance platform, playing classics such as Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree and Frosty the Snowman, with a very high level of style and panache. Two violinists from the Fourth Form, Hieu and Sebastian, were given the opportunity to perform solo pieces in the concert, doing so to a very high level and to a very appreciative audience.

With everything from the swing band and jazz orchestra at the beginning and the end, to the early music group and medieval ensemble half way through, the concert no doubt had a little something for everyone in the tightly packed, mulled wine scented, and mince pie littered Great Hall.
Special thanks to the catering staff for providing the masses of mince pies, cheese and mulled wine for the event, and for all the staff in the music department for making such an evening of music possible.

This year, nearly 20 musical groups took to the stage to perform.
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