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Autumn sounds at CLS

Wednesday, 06 November 2019

The annual Autumn Concert took place on last night in the Great Hall here at City of London School. After weeks of rehearsals, first up to the stage was the First Orchestra together with Senior String Orchestra the most senior in the concert, playing Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel Prelude, which was a lively and emotive opening.

Second Orchestra played Tchaikovsky’s mournful Marche Slave followed by the Junior String Orchestra, with two pieces from Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite Death of Ase and Anitra’s Dance.

The Senior String Orchestra then played Astona Concert Waltz by the contemporary composer John York. This exciting and modern piece brought fresh air to the concert.

Next came the turn of one of CLS’s more eclectic ensembles- the Ukulele Orchestra, who gave an interesting and intriguing performance of Pompeii and Love Yourself. Following this were the three jazz ensembles- Swing Band with Moves Like Jagger which truly set the audience rocking, before two pieces from the Jazz Improv group and Jazz Orchestra, who closed the show.

The teachers and conductors involved must be thanked for their amazing work. We are looking forward to a reprise of some of the music next Thursday lunchtime in the brilliant acoustics of St Lawrence Jewry church. Please do come!

This exciting and modern piece 'Astona Concert Waltz' brought fresh air to the concert.
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