OBH’s Summer Concert tempted fate, and the rains came, but they did not in any sense dampen what was a very special concert. The children rose magnificently to the challenges of a particularly busy week, and gave an appreciative audience great performance after great performance. All our regular ensembles had spent long hours preparing pieces and songs, and the hard work put in by the children and their teachers showed brightly through. As usual, many different styles of music were in evidence: we started with the orchestra playing the last movement from Dvořak’s New
World Symphony, and proceeded through ragtime, film music, Mah-Na Mah-Na, school dinners, Whitney Houston belters, Einaudi, jazz hands and many other things, to give our audience
an experience of the high-quality fun musical experience that OBH gives. Everyone from Year 3 to Year 8 took part in the joint songs, and four of our finest Year 8 musicians gave a valedictory performance. The Junior Percussion Ensemble and the Boys Choir made their debuts. Believe, performed by everybody, was a really inspiring end to our concert, and everyone set off into the muggy dark with a warm glow.
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