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The London Palladium Performance
Posted on: 25/04/2018
On Monday, Whitefield students joined pupils from 8 other London schools to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the MiSST (Music in Secondary Schools Trust) Scheme at a Gala Concert at the London Palladium.
A massive choir and orchestra entertained parents, fellow students and staff with an hour and a half of classical music by Mozart, Beethoven, Sibelius plus the suite from Pirates of the Caribbean.
Whitefield were represented on stage by two orchestra members - violinist Michelle Nyoni in Year 10 and cellist Daniel Jurado-Hoshino from Year 7. Nine Whitefield students joined the 96-strong choir learning lyrics in English and Latin. Over 60 staff and pupils turned out to support them in the audience.
The whole performance ended with an emotive speech from Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, one of the scheme's sponsors, who emphasised the importance of music tuition in schools. (http://www.itv.com/news/2018-04-23/andrew-lloyd-webber-says-the-arts-have-never-been-so-important-in-schools/)
Singer Shivali Shah commented: "It was an eye-opening experience which gave me an insight into the worlds of the performing arts and show business". Whereas fellow singer Shola Auguste could hardly contain her enthusiasm: "Miss, I'm quitting life to become an opera singer"; "Miss, I'm going to learn every string instrument in the orchestra'; and "Did you bring me here to be inspired? I'm so inspired!" Music continues to march onwards and upwards at Whitefield - look out for our Summer Concert on July 3rd later this term.
- Mr Bolton