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Year 11’s Esme to Sing Solo in Sunday’s Gala Concert

23 Jun 22

With our Gala Concert taking place this weekend on Sunday 26 June, School is buzzing with rehearsals and nervous excitement for all of those taking part.  Year 11’s Esme will be singing solo, Pie Jesu, and we met with her recently to ask how she’s feeling and preparing for the event. 

Pie Jesu is a solo I’ve sung before in a chorister competition, so I’m feeling confident that I know the piece well and am excited to sing it again.  I sang a solo in last year’s concert, so although I always feel nervous before I perform, I know it’s a great opportunity that I’m going to really enjoy.  Performing with an orchestra is definitely a challenge, but having rehearsed with them all, I feel it’s a wonderful opportunity to do something that I love.” 

Esme takes lessons and exams in singing, percussion and LAMDA. Outside of school her musical passion continues as she learns and plays the guitar and piano. Esme loves Musical Theatre, having performed in many shows with Theatricool Performing Arts and the Colchester Operatics Society, at various local theatres including the Mercury Theatre in Colchester. She is currently rehearsing for their production of Fame.  

130 performers (including our parent choir) will come together on Sunday at Ipswich Corn Exchange, promising to be a spectacular and very special event, our Director of Music Mrs Emma Kent will be conducting throughout.  Tickets are now selling fast and we hope you can join us. Tickets are available directly from the Ipswich Corn Exchange by clicking here.

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