Like many schools, Bishop Winnington-Ingram has been unable to have public performances for two years due to the Covid pandemic. It was, therefore, no surprise, that in his welcome speech Mr Szurgot, Deputy Head expressed his delight that pupils could once again display their musical talents to parents and friends in the Summer Showcase 2023.
The opening performance was from the Choir, accompanied on the piano by Mr Owen, Music Coordinator, who sang Roar (Katy Perry), Count On Me (Bruno Mars) and Half The World Away (Oasis).
This set the joyful tone for the rest of the concert. Next the audience was entertained by several piano solos by pupils from different year groups. These were Alice (Year1) who played two pieces, Riley (Year 2), Hollie (Year 3) Phoebe (Year3) who also played a duet with Mr Owen, her sister Naomi also performed and finally Dawid (Year 6) who closed this part of the show with a very polished performance of a delightful piece by Mozart.
This was followed by a recital by a sestet of accomplished girl cellists who were accompanied by Mr Owen on the piano. Finally the audience was entertained by a talented ensemble of musicians that consisted of the Choir, cellists, pupils playing ukuleles, Mr Owen on piano and Mrs Jones playing flute. All the young musicians had obviously worked hard to reach the standard of performance the audience experienced on the evening and they showed their appreciation with warm applause.
Having thanked the audience for their attendance, Mr Szurgot also praised the staff who had contributed to the success of the evening for giving their time to practise with the pupils and encourage them to perform at their best level.