2017 Spring Showcase
Music lovers were treated to an evening of entertainment by Acton High’s most talented performers at the 2017 Spring Showcase. The event included performances by the school’s solo instrumentalists and vocalists, bands and singing groups, of classical, jazz, pop and rock music.
Familiar tunes from an array of artists, including Adele, the Beach Boys, Coldplay, Eric Clapton, Green Day, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Miley Cyrus, and Simon and Garfunkel, were performed. Concert goers will also have recognised favourites from computer games, films and television, including pieces from Ghostbusters, Super Mario Bros and Wicked. Classical contributions included Verdi’s La Donna è Mobile and Yiruma’s Spring Waltz.
Also appearing were the Golden Age Choir, a student-run project featuring singers from the Baker House sheltered housing development and members of Acton High’s Singing Group.
The finale was provided by Acton High’s award-winning math/progressive metal three-piece Thalash, who were playing their own material. They appeared just weeks after winning the Rockfest at the Hastings International Festival.
2016 Winter Concerts
Guests at Acton High’s 2016 Winter Concert events enjoyed an evening of jazz, rock, pop, choral, classical, djembe drumming and seasonal music, as well as dramatic interludes and a specially-staged exhibition of student art.
Familiar tunes included Stevie Wonder’s Isn’t she lovely?, The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army, The Beach Boys’ God Only Knows, Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York, Leona Lewis’s Bleeding Love, Beyonce’s Crazy in Love, Sam Smith’s Writing’s on the Wall and the Gershwin composition Summertime. Dramatic performances included a re-working of the arrival at the inn scene from the nativity story and a rendition of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 12.
Selected musical highlights from the events are available to listen to again on the school’s Soundcloud page.
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