Family, friends and staff gathered to celebrate our Upper Sixth leavers’ contribution to the musical life of the School.
The concert began in the Hammond Theatre where our musicians showcased their talents with a varied range of performances which highlighted the outstanding level of musicianship at Hampton. From Rachmaninov to Schubert and Dragonetti to Mendelssohn, the first half ended with Letting Go, an uplifting piece composed by Jack Lucas and performed by the Upper Sixth Ensemble.
For the second half, the music moved outside to the Hampton School Cloisters where our musicians made the most of a beautiful summer evening with a more contemporary mix of performances. From the Clarinet Ensemble’s rendition of Skyfall to Tobias Droy’s accoustic performance on the guitar, the standard of music was exceptional. The evening culminated with a George Gershwin classic from two of our trumpeters, Joe Strong and Hugo Hamilton, ably accompanied by The House Band, arranged especially for this year’s Leavers’ Concert by former Director of Music Mr Iain Donald.
Mr Daniel Roland, Director of Music, thanked the boys for their many fantastic performances over the years:
What these young men have achieved over their time at Hampton is something which they should be extremely proud of. Their loyalty and commitment to the many choirs, orchestras and ensembles has been admirable and it has been wonderful to celebrate a memorable evening together. Thank you all for everything you have done for the Music Department.
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