Schools Charity Concert Returns on Wednesday 11th March

Charity Concert Glive 2019

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An Extravaganza of music and musical Talent.

The Rotary Club of Guildford District held their 7th annual schools concert at a virtually full GLive on Wednesday 13th March and showed all who attended what an amazing amount of musical talent there is in this area and in particular at the four schools that took part, namely the Duke of Kent, George Abbot, Priors Field and More House Schools.

Each school was on stage for around thirty minutes and produced a wide mix of music from excerpts from west end shows such as Grease to classical violin, trumpet, operatic soprano, plus several other talented singers in several genres. There were of course several choirs and bands (Big Band, Jazz/Swing/Rock etc.) and much, much more. We even had a foot tapping Blue Grass Band. All the  members of the cast, some 350 +, joined for a grand finale singing From Now On from The Greatest Showman, producing something to remember!

As in previous years the feedback from the large audience was extremely good with everyone being delighted by the excellence of the performances and leaving with a smile on their faces. The Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Mike Parsons, even challenged the audience to find a better show anywhere in the country! 

The Rotary Club thanks local solicitors Downs for their generous sponsorship of this brilliant event which only happens because of the hard work of the Directors of Music from the schools. It also thanks the stage manager Lisa Lee and her excellent technical crew and photographer Jonathan Constant who produced some lovely memories of the event.For  more of these please see the related pages. Last but not least the small committee of Rotarians Jane Hindley, our excellent MC Tony Gorham,  Bob Bass, Ruth Allen, Robin Freeman, Roy Wigmore and Peter O'Keefe deserve great thanks for putting the whole thing together.

Many thanks to all involved; well done and all who attended look forward to coming again next year on Wednesday 11th March 2020. This year's  event will be sponsored by Ash Contracting and More Place School will be replaced by Christ's College. For tickets please contact any of the schools .

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