St Cecilia’s Day Concert

Music

The annual St Cecilia’s Dinner and Concert saw The Hammond Theatre transformed into a glamorous concert dining venue for a musical extravaganza.

This unique event in the Hampton School Calendar is named after the patron saint of music and musicians. The concert is an important fundraiser for the Hampton School Music Society and helps support initiatives such as the Rare Beasts scheme and the purchase of new musical instruments.

Following a champagne reception, the audience were entertained by some of the School’s top musicians. From talented Lower Sixth pianist Viduna Diyasena performing music from contemporary film score composer Hans Zimmer to a vocal performance from Upper Sixth pupil Oliver Donald showcasing classical composers Elgar and Grieg.

During the three course dinner, the Hampton School Jazz Trio of Henry Ward, Finlo Cowley and Toby Kerr provided a musical interlude.

The evening concluded with more accomplished performances from our senior musicians including Upper Sixth Hamptonian Ben Francis who played Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee on the marimba and Edward Finnett with a Saint Saens Sonata on the oboe. The concert was a huge success and highlighted the outstanding level of musicianship at Hampton.