Terrington Hall School’s Senior choir and instrumentalists in concert for All Saints Church, Terrington
Opening the concert, headmaster Jon Glen paid tribute to the enduring relationship between the school and the church since the school opened in 1921. Every year the church opens its doors to the children and their parents for the annual Carol Concert and Leavers’ Service, whilst the Rev Taff Morgan generously gives of his time to take weekly assemblies at the school.
Standing before a packed audience, Jon Glen said: ‘This school is delighted to show its support for a church that has given so much to the life of the school.’
Led by Terrington’s Director of Music Julie Purcell, the Senior Choir delivered a wide-ranging repertoire including John Rutter’s ‘Eternal God’, Howard Goodall’s arrangement of ‘The Lord Is My Shepherd’ and popular numbers such as Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’, Lennon and McCartney’s ‘Let It Be’ and Kimberly Rew’s ‘Walking on Sunshine’. Meanwhile, the school’s newly-formed Glee Club under the direction of resident music postgraduate students Andrew and Nia Passmore enlivened proceedings with ‘Roar’ by Katy Perry.
The school’s soloists delivered some of the show-stopping moments of the concert. Led from the front by vocalist Maddy Green whose performance of the anthem from ‘Titanic, ‘My Heart Will Go On’, received a standing ovation, there were memorable performances amongst many others from Erin Esler (flute, ‘Londerry Air’) and Gabriel McGill (saxophone, ‘Rondeau’ by Purcell). A special mention should also go to Clemmie Preston for her highly-accomplished flute accompaniment of Don Besig’s ‘Flying Free’, sung by the senior choir.