Autumn Concert 2016

The music ensembles and Dauntsey’s Choral Society gathered on Thursday 17 November for an evening of wonderful music making, celebrating the talents of pupils and the community of Dauntsey’s.

The evening opened with splendid performances by the Dance Band, fresh from their new jazz concert the previous week. We moved on to the Show choir who wowed the audience with When I Grow Up from Matilda. Mr Gordon then lead the Concert Band in a Gershwin Portrait, followed by a medley of Stevie Wonder’s greatest hits.

The Dauntsey’s Female Voices aired a new piece of repertoire, a lovely arrangement of the hymn Be Thou My Vision in preparation for a competition entry later this year.

After a number of years’ absence, the Chamber Orchestra has reformed at Dauntsey’s. It was a pleasure to see our string players enjoying themselves in the lively St Paul’s Suite. We look forward to may more performances by this ensemble.

The second half turned to the Orchestra, Senior Choir and Choral Society. The Symphonic Suite from Frozen started off the proceedings in a lively way before we turned to a more serious work, Bob Chilcott’s Salisbury Vespers. This is a challenging work for double choir and orchestra. All performers worked hard to master the challenging rhythms and harmonies and delivered a memorable performance.

Thank you to all the instrumental teachers, school staff and guests who performed with us, music staff who lead ensembles and produced a fantastic technical sound scape, the lighting and staging team for their work, the DSPA for lovely refreshments in the interval, the Facilities and Premises teams for their hard work preparing the venue and finally to Mrs Davey who ensures everything runs smoothly.