Invicta's Hall and Dining Hall were full to capacity on Tuesday evening for the Music Department's Spring Concert.
The 90-minute programme, expertly devised by Mr Heaton, was - inevitably - a music-lover's feast with 22 separate items performed by all of the school's major ensembles. The staging, lighting and sound were expertly handled by Mr Chambers and did much to enhance the audience's sense of expectation and subsequent enjoyment. By combining certain groups, Mr Heaton provided blockbuster opening and concluding items: Feelin' Good was belted out with great gusto by Vicky Starling, and the Choir and Orchestra rounded off the evening with a heartfelt rendition of Good Morning Baltimore, led by vocal soloist Chloe Palmer. In between, the House Bands, Big Band and Chamber Choir put over their songs with great passion and the Orchestra struck a resonant chord with Mussorgsky's Great Gate of Kiev and the main themes from John Williams' Jurassic Park. It was also good to see Sixth Form student Sarah Vincent wielding the baton once again, in Saint-Saens' L'elephant and as accompanist to Dominika Warecka-McCabe in the Seguidilla from Bizet's evergreen Carmen.
When school music is generally in a national decline it is heartening to see so many talented students contributing so enthusiastically to Invicta's cultural life, which continues to prosper and bloom. Long may this trend continue!'
Congratulations to Mr Heaton and his team of talented musicians including Mr Riley, for delivering a wonderful evening of music. Our parents were stunned by the standard of performance and are now looking forward to the 70’s Concert on Monday, 18 April and the Summer Concert on Thursday, 30 June 2016. We are pleased to announce that over £300 was collected on the evening, which will be used to buy new musical instruments.