Hampton School joined forces with Lady Eleanor Holles to host the annual Independent State Schools Partnership (ISSP) Music Day, when over 170 musicians from eight local schools came together to enjoy a wonderful day of music making.

Pupils from Hampton High, Hollyfield School, Orleans Park School, Teddington School, Tolworth Girls’ School and Waldegrave School joined pupils from Hampton and LEH for a day of orchestral and choral workshops. In addition to the large choir and orchestra, the young musicians also enjoyed rehearsing in a range of ensembles including String, Brass, Flute, Clarinet and Swing Band.

After hours of rehearsals, the day culminated in an evening concert for family and friends. A rousing rendition of the Anvil Chorus from Verdi’s Il Trovatore brought a wonderful day of music to a close.

Mrs Lizzie Esser, Music teacher and organiser of the event, was delighted with the pupils’ hard work and creativity throughout the day:

We were delighted to welcome pupils from our partner schools to Hampton School for our ISSP Music Day. Over the course of the day, pupils rehearsed in six small ensembles alongside musicians from Hampton and LEH, and in the afternoon joined together for orchestral rehearsals involving all participants.

At lunchtime, all those taking part were treated to an incredible performance by string-quartet-with-a-difference, String Fever. The whoops of applause from the audience of pupils spoke for themselves! In the evening, we took to the stage in the Hammond Theatre to showcase the results of our hard work. We performed to a wonderfully appreciative audience, and closed the concert with Verdi’s famous Anvil Chorus.

ISSP Music Day Gallery

Take a look at what the musicians from ISSP partner schools can produce together in a day.

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