Yesterday afternoon, we were delighted to attended concert/competition between our three houses, Fry, Ryder and Austen.
We were first treated to an upbeat performance of Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA” by Austen’s small vocal group.
Straying from modern pop music, Fry performed their version of the 50’s classic, “Tulips from Amsterdam”.
Ryder’s small group then performed a soulful rendition of George Ezra’s “Budapest” to close the small group round.
We then kicked off the instrumental round with Austen’s musicians, Issy H (flautist) and Fi (violinist), performing a lovely version of “Part of Your World”, from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
Next, Fry’s performers, Emilia (flautist) and Rosa (pianist) treated us to a instrumental version of Panic! At the Disco’s “Dying in LA”.
The instrumental round finished off with more Disney – a duet of “A Whole New World” from Aladdin, performed by Sophie B (violinist) and Selena (pianist).
We then moved on to possibly the most nerve-wracking round – the vocal solos! We began with Austen’s Ellie S, who performed a heartfelt, acoustic version of “Lost in Japan”, by Shawn Mendes.
We were then treated to a duet from Fry, with our youngest singers, Georgina and Summer performing a full, animated rendition of “London Bridge is Falling Down”.
Kitty was next up from Ryder House, and performed a bold, joyful cover of “Good Morning Baltimore” – the opening number from the musical Hairspray.
The final round asked for full choirs from each house performing together. We began with Austen House performing another Disney classic: “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” from The Lion King, complete with flute instrumental from Issy H.
Fry then treated us to a bit of a throwback, performing a full choir version of Tony Christie’s “(Show Me the Way to) Amarillo”.
We had another throwback next from Ryder House, who performed “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” by Belinda Carlisle – complete with 80’s dance moves and key change!
We were so impressed by the energy and talent of all of our performers, but there could only be one winner. The voting came very, very close, with just one point securing a victory for Austen House! To celebrate, Mrs Woods and Ms Wright led us in a mass dance of the Macarena. Congratulations to everyone who took part!