Mr Riley, Director of Music sent us this report:
'The ingenuity of our Front-of-House staff was tested to the limit on Wednesday, as they tried to accommodate the record number of seats demanded for our ever-popular Autumn Concert. The capacity audience thoroughly enjoyed the varied programme, which ranged from Argentinian Tango (Piazzolla's Libertango), through Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker (conducted by Sarah Vincent complete with magical fairy wand), to Duke Ellington's slick Do Nothing 'Til You Hear from Me (memorably swung and sung by Erin-Jane Roodt) and Tim Minchin's heart-rending My House (from Matilda). Mr Heaton's ceaseless industry in bringing on the House Band system is really producing glorious fruit. Soloists sang and played with tremendous assurance and it was good to welcome a pair of new ventures, the Guitar and Wind Ensembles to the mighty roster of extra-curricular musical provision at Invicta.
The 90 minutes sped by - a testament to hundreds of hours of dedicated practice and encouragement.”
A Year 7 Parent emailed us the following message:
“My husband and I were blown away by the professionalism of the Music Festival. It was superb! The quality of the musicians playing, the vocal talents, the lighting and set up, the diversity of acts. Even down to organisation of guiding us in and out of the event. Truly amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed it.
What's more our daughter (in Year 7) is in the choir and she has loved every minute, all the rehearsals, the teaching of new songs and being part of something so fantastic!
So, thank you from us all for putting on such a wonderful show and for allowing our daughter to be part of something so spectacular!”
Mrs Derrick emailed all staff after the event and said “I hope you enjoyed the concert as much as I did. It was an evening full of superb talent, creativity and most importantly it had a great 'feel good' factor. Altogether, stunning!”
Special thanks, as ever, to Mr Riley Mr Heaton, Miss Lim, Mr Raggatt and Mr Scaturro on stage and to all those who supported in the wings or in Reception.