We are the Music Makers

On Tuesday 26th March St Katherine’s musicians took part in the trust concert entitled 'We Are The Music Makers' staged for the first time at the newly refurbished Bristol Beacon. It was amazing to be in such a beautiful venue and to enjoy the fabulous acoustics. 

The programme was exciting and diverse featuring different orchestras, choirs, a brass group, a samba band, steel pan groups, a harp ensemble and rock bands! The concert opened with a brass collective made up of students from all three secondary schools performing a rousing fanfare written especially for them. A special well done to Arlo Edwards, Iris Jackson and Sam Gurr for performing in this. The first half ended with a stunning performance of We Are The Music Makers by the BCCS chamber choir along with singers from both Trinity and St Katherine’s. 

The second half opened with a lively samba band walking through the auditorium and onto stage; thank you to Calvin Lee and Arlo Edwards for representing St Katherine’s in this performance. Next we were treated to some joint orchestral performances of Dr Who and the Ravi Shankar Symphony. The second half also featured some joint choral numbers; the 80’s classic You’re The Voice along with the jazz classic I’m Feeling Good

The finale was an amazing rendition of You Will Be Found from the musical Dear Evan Hansen. This featured singers from all the primary schools and secondary schools alongside instrumentalists from all schools. The song opened with some solo vocalists; a massive well done to Phoebe Woolnough who sang the opening solo! You Will Be Found was a huge undertaking and an amazing experience for our students to be singing and playing alongside hundreds of other students in such a large scale work. 

It was an uplifting end to a wonderful evening of music. The St Katherine’s students represented our school extremely well and I received lots of lovely comments about their performances from staff and students from the other schools. Huge thanks must go to Mr Nicholls for his time, commitment and energy in leading the event. Very well done to all the students involved and we look forward to more great musical collaborations in the future.

Miss Adams, Head of Music