Rave reviews for music students’ charity gig
The College theatre was standing room only when music students put on a fantastic night of entertainment last week.
Playing popular chart tunes - old and new - 23 students performed in five separate bands and raised £150 for St Francis Hospice from the sale of tickets and donations on the door.
The audience were astounded by the professionalism of the musicians and singers, who are all studying the BTEC Music Performance course, and said it was the ‘best gig of the year by far’!
The set list included songs from Oasis, Bruno Mars, Queen, Coldplay, James Brown, Herbie Hancock, Arctic Monkeys, Walk the Moon, Maroon 5, Roberta Flack, White Stripes and Mariah Carey, among others.
Titled ‘The Finale’, it was the last concert for our upper sixth students before they leave and they certainly went out on a high.
Cathy Horne, who works at the College and attended the gig, said: “It was such an enjoyable evening. I go to most of the concerts and shows here and there are normally some stand-out performances, but at this gig everyone was fantastic!
“It was so obvious that the students absolutely loved what they were doing and to see their confidence increase as they got into their songs was great. The tutor Chris Donnelly has done an incredible job with them.”
Assistant Principal John Crossley said: “The music department always put on good shows, but this was an amazing effort. We are proud of the students and their brilliant performances.”
Upper Sixth students are on target to achieve outstanding grades and are heading to a range of superb destinations, including a scholarship to study in the USA and many Music Performance courses at university.