After the success of the Generations concerts, this year’s popular music extravaganza launched the new … And Friends series. Featuring musicians from Years 8-13 the concert was also an assessment opportunity for Sixth Form pupils on the BTEC Music Performance course.
Playing to a packed hall of 200 people Elena Hutchinson and Leia Morrison, as ABBA, and Will Brookes, as David Bowie, welcomed a host of guests from Elvis to Adele. Each exceptional performer sang one of their own hits and then dueted with the hosts on an ABBA or Bowie classic. It was the most ambitious concert we have ever put on but also the best showcase for our extraordinarily talented young musicians.
From the tech crew, to the backing band and solo singers, it was a night of excellence from all. A DVD of the performances will be on sale from Room 14 after Easter.
This time next year a different host artist and new special guests will make the next … And Friends concert just as big a success as it was this year.