Music students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull finished the Autumn term in festive style as the annual Christmas Concert took place.
The Chamber Choir were in fine voice, singing a series of Christmas songs and there were traditional Christmas carols that the audience were encouraged to join in with. Many of the College’s A Level Music and Music Technology students performed with a series of solos and group performances, both festive in nature and otherwise. A huge variety of musical styles were represented, as well as many different instruments, including piano, flute, trumpet, clarinet, cello and more.
There were mince pies during the interval and the College Soul Band kicked off the second half of the concert with Gabriella Cilmi’s ‘Warm this Winter’ and Jackson 5′s ‘Blame it on the Boogie’. A large Wind Ensemble also performed some Christmas songs, including ‘Winter Wonderland’ and ‘Sleigh Ride’.
Music teacher Chris Phelps commented, “It was a great way to end a busy term. Performing publically is great experience for the students, who have to perform as part of their assessment of their course, but it also succeeded in getting everyone into the festive spirit.”
The next public concert takes place at Easter on Wednesday 2 April 2014 (7.00pm start).