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2015 ISI Inspection Report

Excellent in every category

GCSE Music Recital

First GCSE Music Recital to be one of many more performances at LHS...

 Tuesday 21 April saw an LHS inaugural recital which featured GCSE students performing solo and ensemble pieces as part of their performance practice. Since January, all the musicians have developed their performances in the Coffee Corner Morning sessions, which go from strength to strength, as well as Monday lunchtime performances and assemblies. This culminated in Tuesday’s performance which, in the Drama Studio, was very intimate, and showcased the musical talent that exists in the school. Mr Alan Tang, Head of Music, said, 'I felt it was important to provide an opportunity where girls from KS4 could showcase their talents in performance. Hopefully the success of this will lead to similar concerts at KS1-2 and KS3 as well as continuing it at KS4 and KS5.'

Becky Jeyes compered the evening beautifully, which began with the LHS String Quartet of Amalia, Hannah and Rou-Qian, and Freya on the bassoon. Though every girl played exceptionally well, stand out performances included Becky Frape’s Vocalise by Rachmaninoff, and the Double Violin Concerto featuring Amalia and Hannah, to name a few.

This first recital will become an annual event and with the re-launch of the Music Scholarship and Award, we will also see a Concert Programme featuring over 50 performances in the next academic year, including three termly music showcases, a Scholar’s and Award concert as well as a continuation of the Carol Concert and Summer Celebration which have always proved successful.

LHS would like to thank the services of Miss Hemmings, Ms Johnson and Mr Pescott who all supported the girls by accompanying them in their performances. Mr Tang said, 'It was a wonderful event and as Head of Music, I am extremely proud of the talent, professionalism and dedication that all the GCSE girls have shown leading up to the performance.'