Gala Concert Showcases Musical Talent

The annual Gala Concert in July was a true celebration of musical talent, featuring Abbey Gate College Chapel Choir, Concert Band, Just Sing, Young Voices, Aldford Choir, soloists and Delamere and St Martin's Academies.

The evening began with the Chapel choir singing, amongst other music, 'Greater Love Hath No Man’ by John Ireland and extracts from Karl Jenkins' 'Adiemus'. Young Voices sang 'Never Enough' and the Infant & Junior School Choirs performed 'You Raise Me Up' and 'Singing in the Rain'.

There were several soloists, Oliver Smith (flute) and Ben Edwardson (saxophone) both performed ATCL standard repertoires and Oliver White (trumpet) entertained the audience with Cuban style music. Henry Smith (piano), in recognition of the College's 40th Anniversary, performed his own interpretation of a set of variations on 'Happy Birthday' by Victor Borge.

The Concert Band performed music from the movies, including 'The Muppet Show' and 'Skyfall' theme tunes. The choirs of Delamere Academy and St Martin's Academy joined as guests for the evening to perform 'A Million Dreams' from The Greatest Showman.

Head of Music, Mr Andrews, said: "It was wonderful to have so many talented young people performing at the College in the Gala Concert. To have pupils who are able to put on a professional length concert is a credit to them. The standard was incredibly high and I commend all the hard work and effort that they put in to make the event a success."

Published: Tuesday, 10th July 2018