RGS in Concert at Dorking Halls
The Music department’s concerts at Dorking Halls are renowned for always putting on an impressive show. This year’s concert continued that tradition whilst adding a few new touches.
The Concert Band opened the evening with the theme to Downton Abbey and a show stopping medley from Wicked. The newly formed Boys’ Choir performed a heartfelt rendition of the Elvis classic, Can’t help falling in love and an a cappella arrangement of Take on me. The Swing Band ended the first half in great style with a flamboyant performance with accomplished solos by Bernie C-W, Jack R, Lakith G and Finlay N. The young players of Sinfonia opened the second half with impressive confidence and an excellent sound.
As a new addition to the programme, the First Form en masse delighted the packed house with two lustily performed songs, supported by a talented band and pianists recruited entirely from the year group. The concert was brought to a close by the Symphony Orchestra which performed heavy weight orchestral repertoire with great skill.
This concert featured over 200 RGS students, performing to an audience of more than 400. The atmosphere was relaxed and happy. Special thanks go to the Upper School stage crew team who provided entertaining choreography between items.
Words by Ben M (7TAA) and Harry P (7SAC)