Piano Soiree - A Keyboard Kavalcade
Invicta's Music Auditorium was full to capacity on Wednesday evening for the first ever Keyboard Kavalcade, which featured a procession of some two dozen piano soloists, from Years 7-12. We heard solo items by a wide range of composers as well as some charming duets and four world premiers. Three of these were by school composers: Vicky Starling's The Train Journey for two pianos, Rianna Pearce's The Homecoming and Charlotte Sims' evocative Raindrops - all enthusiastically received by the discerning audience. The Invicta Chamber Orchestra - elegantly directed by Sarah Vincent - played Saint-Saen's The Elephant and provided delicate support for Tim Protheroe in the slow movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto in A, K488. It was good, too, to welcome Joanna Wright, niece of the composer Walter Leigh (1905-42), whose Agincourt Overture and Music for Three Pianos were heard, the latter featuring Arran Keith, Mick Raggatt and Malcolm Riley.
The event was deemed a resounding success and is likely to become a regular part of our busy concert schedule.'
Thank you to Mr Riley for yet another fantastic concert. Well done to all students and staff who performed.