Rosanagh, LV, discusses the unexpected benefits of moving our traditional Soirée Musicale to an online format:
This term has been full of challenges for everyone, but these challenges have been more than most for the music department. Year group bubbles have meant that many ensembles can no longer perform together and large-scale in-person concerts are a thing of the past. However, the Soirée Musicale was a perfect demonstration of the determined nature of the SPGS music department. The concert took place over a Zoom webinar and all the performances were pre-recorded videos. Rather than detract from the effect of the concert, this new format meant that the playing had a chance to become more polished than ever and even more people could tune in from home. Due to year group bubbles, there was an even wider range of performances from across the school, covering acapella groups, brass ensembles and even orchestras! A huge variety of musical genres were performed, and it made for a wonderful pre-Christmas treat. Thank you to the whole music department who did a fantastic job putting together such a great event.