Spring Concert 2014

Spring is in The Air at Newquay Tretherras Spring Concert

Celebrating the arrival of Spring, upbeat tunes, foot tapping rhythms and jubilate choirs entertained guests and visitors at the Newquay Tretherras Spring Concert.

Following on from a very successful concert at St. Michaels, which the Newquay Tretherras music department co-ordinates with the Rotary Club, a more seasonal recital showcased all the schools talents on the 1st of April.

14 musical items that showcased the diverse musical ability NT has across all year groups, entertained governors and visiting teachers from Sikkim India alongside parents, teachers and students.

Mr. Jono Knight, Head of Music at Newquay Tretherras, hosted the evenings proceedings and opened the night with the Samba Band, followed up by a delicate performance from Newquay Strings.

The audience where treated to an exceptional solo cello performance by Ella Thomas, and to a first time group guitar ensemble. Matt Wilkins stunned the crowd with his live GCSE guitar recital.

The newly formed staff choir gave a very polished rendition of  ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’, only to be matched and some would say out done by ‘The Big Sing’ student choir who performed ‘Count On Me’.

Diversity of musical abilities were also seen in Pop Band 11C who played ‘Locked Out of Heaven”, then contrasted by a classical oboe solo from Ellie Barlow.

During set changes, Mr Jono Knight, gave insight in to each of the performers achievements and study requirements. Sixth Form students, Tom Andrew, Matt Wilkins and Joe Sweet were recognised with a Life Time Achievement Award, for their continued involvement in the music department during their time at Newquay Tretherras.

Lee Perry and Seamus Merrin, Sixth Form music students executed a unique drum duet, whilst Tom Andrew recited a pitch perfect vocal solo of ‘Moving Too Fast’.

Newquay Tretherras Jazz Band delivered the goods as always, with two flawless performances that satisfied the audience. Finally, The Big Sing rounded off the evening with Gary Barlow’s ‘Sing’ and a very lively and upbeat version of Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’.

Closing the evening, Mr Jono Knight thanked all involved in putting the show together and on giving a tremendous performance. ‘We enjoy teaching the students at Newquay Tretherras and are extremely proud of the wonderful talent the students display, and the manner in which the do it.

Mrs Sue Martin Headteacher, closed the evening by thanking all the staff, the performers and the audience for supporting and attending the concert, as well as wishing everyone a Happy Easter.