Gershwin comes to Invicta
Invicta Grammar School’s Hall was full to capacity on the evening of Monday, 31 March for the Music Department’s annual Spring Gala concert. This year’s theme was the music of George Gershwin. A 70-piece orchestra (led by student Rosie Moore), accompanied the School’s two Choirs and soloists performed a wide-ranging programme devised by the school’s Director of Music, Malcolm Riley. The music included the overture to Strike Up The Band, Swanee and Summertime as well as pieces from the film Shall We Dance and The Shocking Miss Pilgrim. The Invicta String Quartet performed the early Lullaby, which was accompanied by a newly-devised dance piece choreographed by Year 13 student, Callum. There were solo songs from Brian White, Ella Fisher, Alyssa El-Shamma, Sophie Aujard, Eleni Blakemore and Kate Brook. The guitarist Andrew Keeping was the guest soloist and the centrepiece of the programme was a performance of the slow movement from Gershwin’s Piano Concerto, superbly played by Alice Kish, a Year 10 student. We are delighted that over £700.00 was raised for the Piano Fund.