MORE than 100 pupils from the Guernsey Music Centre performed a varied programme of band, orchestral and choral music at the Guernsey Music Centre Winter Concert held at St James Concert Hall, sponsored by Butterfield.
The annual concert featured the Guernsey Music Centre’s Youth Orchestra, Youth Choir and Concert Wind Band.
The Youth Orchestra began the impressive repertoire with Rossini’s Thieving Magpie as well as the Chaminade Flute Concerto with soloist Ann Bott.
The Youth Choir followed with a performance of Swing Low Sweet Chariot and It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing arranged by Charles Beale.
Finally, the Concert Wind Band performed their programme which included The Lord of the Dance and a selection from the film Grease.
The young musicians performed to a packed audience including the Lieutenant Governor, Sir Peter Walker and Mrs Walker.
Mervyn Grand, Head of the Music Service, said: “The Music Centre students always enjoy playing at St James. Together with staff and parents they are grateful to Butterfield for their long standing sponsorship which enables them to hold their mid-academic year performance at the concert hall.”
John Robinson, Managing Director of Butterfield in Guernsey said: “We are delighted to support the Guernsey Music Centre through the sponsorship of their annual Winter Concert which provides a fantastic opportunity for the island’s young musicians to put all their hard-work and practice into a concert hall performance.”
The Music Centre’s Youth Training Orchestra, Youth Wind Band and the Intermediate Choir also performed on the Friday evening. Their programme included music from the opera Carmen, the film Shrek and the musical Oliver.