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Crackley Hall Delivers A Dazzling Evening Of Performing Arts

08 Feb

Crackley Hall’s Key Stage 2 Evening of Performing Arts took place this week on Tuesday 7 February.  As always, it showcased the breadth and depth of pupils’ musical and dramatic talents with the audience treated to enthusiastic individual and group performances.

The Musical Theatre Group opened proceedings with a spectacular performance of What Is This Feeling and The Wizard Of Oz Medley. Then followed some 18 performances all sparkling with crisp clear deliveries, fine-tuned fingers and well-rehearsed polish. Too many to mention all individually, a wonderful testament to the wide range of the repertoire.

There were entertaining ensemble numbers from the guitar, violin, cello, drum and choral speaking groups and a delightful performance by Junior 3 recorders.

Throughout the concert, pupils recited LAMDA pieces, many causing a chuckle particularly Sukhmani’s Homework Oh Homework and Diya’s My Mother Does My Homework, that were both delivered with such expression.

Two amazing instrumental solos, Kate’s Vivaldi Concerto on violin and Isabella’s Trumpet Concerto were much enjoyed and applauded warmly.

The evening finished, as it had begun, with the stage packed with performers as the Chamber Choir and Choral Group delivered glorious performances of favourites such as Heal The World, Sing A Song Of Sixpence and The Rhythm Of Life.

Headmaster Mr Duigan expressed his delight announcing, ‘There is no better way to spend an evening than to come and watch Crackley’s children perform. They never cease to amaze me. Thank you to them all it has been a truly memorable occasion.”

Huge thanks also to all of the staff involved in preparing the children and supporting the production and to Mrs Olden, Mrs Wildey and Mrs Paphitis who have shown us yet again what talent, energy and zest for the performing arts there is at Crackley Hall.