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The music department was delighted to bring the first half term of the year to a close with the first ever Virtual Informal Concert which has been viewed hundreds of times both live on the night and subsequently. Looking ahead, the period leading up to Christmas is traditionally packed full of musical events and, despite the very different world we find ourselves in, the department is determined that this year be as much of a musical celebration as ever.

A fabulous Unplugged concert, premiered on YouTube on Tuesday evening kicked things off. It was a fantastic display of student talent, enhanced further by creative production techniques masterminded by Mr Lobb. The production illustrated the silver lining to the new way of sharing musical output and events. Many congratulations to all the students involved and to Mr Lobb.

With so many students engaged in regular ensemble rehearsals, it is pleasing to see that additional safety measures are enabling students to continue making music together despite the new restrictions. Instrumental and vocal tuition continues and measures are in place for this to take place remotely where necessary. Please do contact Keri Smith if you would like more information on this.

There is a feast of online events lined up between now and Christmas: a second Informal Concert will be broadcast next Thursday, swiftly followed by the Vocal Showcase a week later. Further performances recorded in First Form curriculum lessons are on their way too. Plans are afoot for a digital version of the treasured Carols by Candlelight at the end of term and look out for additional Christmas treats along the way! For a weekly five minute fix of solo and ensemble music, be sure to tune in to RGS Sounds Sessions each Friday. This week’s session gives a glimpse into a socially-distanced symphony strings rehearsal in the PMH.

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