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Students raise the roof with show

Dress rehearsal for 'A Very Musical Evening' at Cromwell Community College, Chatteris. ANL-140603-101424001

Dress rehearsal for 'A Very Musical Evening' at Cromwell Community College, Chatteris. ANL-140603-101424001

Over 100 students at Cromwell Community College performed the school’s first musical theatre evening to a sell-out crowd.

‘A Very Musical Evening’ saw students from all year groups performing extracts from stage shows and musicals to a great response from the audience.

Head of Music Corinna Holdaway said: “Music is definitely on the up at Cromwell and we are seeing more students getting involved in ensembles and school performances. We would like to thank parents, staff and governors for all their support with this concert. And congratulations to the talented students for another great performance!”

The concert opened with ‘Do You Hear The People Sing?’ from Les Miserables, complete with drummers and a small orchestral ensemble. This was followed by a solo from Year 9 student Holly Orridge who performed ‘On My Own’, also from Les Miserables.

Excerpts from Blood Brothers were performed throughout the show by the Year 10 GCSE Drama students, who have been working on the scenes in their own time.

The school orchestra performed three songs and the rock bands, who are led by Tom Harlock, gave their own take on the musicals theme by performing songs from ‘School of Rock’ and ‘Glee’. The choir gave a rousing rendition of ‘The Time Warp’.

There were several vocal solos and one highlight was the ‘Wicked’ witches who sang songs from the musical of the same name. Two notable male soloists were Sam Perry and Jovan Sahota. Sam played the Phantom of the Opera while Jovan did his own arangement of Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ from 8 Mile.

The finale was a fun and energetic song from The Blues Brothers and there were even some guest performances from the teachers.

 

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