The annual Christmas Concert took place on Wednesday 16th December 2015.
The more traditional first half opened with pupils from Coleridge Primary School choir singing ‘Do you want to build a snowman’, followed by a number of Y8-Y11 soloists performing pieces they have been working on in their instrumental lessons.
The second half featured performances by pupils from Rawmarsh and Wickersley, with Wickersley Concert Band opening with ‘Schnee Waltzer’.
This warmed up the audience ready for Vocal Group’s rendition of ‘Budapest’ and ‘Merry Xmas/War is Over’.
Next it was time for Rock! Mr Riley’s Rock Band blasted out ‘Bohemian Like You’ before Y10s Sam and Jan took to the stage with ‘Sunshine of your Love’. This was an outstanding demonstration of what our pupils produce on the Rockschool Music course in KS4. It was then time for the grand unveiling of newly formed Y10 band ‘The Vail Expression’, performing a set of three songs, one of which was their own creation. Lead by front man Jaq Denton, the five-some have been rehearsing three nights a week and are a true inspiration to younger musicians at Clifton!
The evening concluded with the award-winning Soul Band, supported by Wickersley Concert Band, a collaboration we intend to develop further!
Thankyou to all parents and staff who have supported Clifton pupils and the Music Department this term and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year at Little Shop of Horrors and Battle of the Bands!