Hampton’s Music department has run a hugely ambitious and successful programme of events and performances during the summer term, with musicians and choristers entertaining appreciative Hammond Theatre audiences at a number of concerts and recitals, as well as taking part in inspiring music workshops.
The Leavers’ Concert is always a highlight of the musical year, as we bid a fond farewell to our Upper Sixth musicians, and this year was no exception. From Grieg to Gershwin and Brahms to The Beatles, the Class of 2023 entertained the Hammond Theatre audience with performances including barbershop, rock songs and original compositions.
Director of Music, Mr Daniel Roland, thanked the musicians for their superb musical performances during their time at Hampton:
ONCE AGAIN, I WAS ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY BY THE TALENT AT THIS YEAR’S LEAVERS’ CONCERT. 23 ABSOLUTELY STUNNING PERFORMANCES FROM A GROUP OF HAMPTONIANS THAT WILL CERTAINLY BE MISSED BY ALL OF US IN THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT. THANK YOU, UPPER SIXTH MUSICIANS, FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT TO ALL THINGS MUSICAL!
Hampton’s young musicians performed a series of rock numbers in the Summer Rock Concert. Staged in the Hammond Theatre, due to popular demand, highlights included classic tracks from Metallica and Nirvana, alongside slower numbers from The Beatles and The Fray, which all contributed to a superb evening of rock music. The show closed with a memorable rendition of The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights from the Senior Rock Band.
The term culminated with the Summer Concert, a wonderful celebration of the musical life of the School, which included over 150 musicians and choristers entertaining family and friends on the Hammond Theatre stage. Highlights of the evening included two impressive solo performances by our Upper Sixth musicians, superbly accompanied by the 50-strong Symphony Orchestra. Pianist Pranav Santhosh played an accomplished rendition of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 while fellow musician Johnny Evans-Hutchison performed a sophisticated recital on the violin of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64. A fantastic evening of music topping off a phenomenal year for Hampton’s musicians and choristers.Back to All Articles