Event date: 11 February, 2019

Music Festival 2019

Arts, Events, Guests, Headline, Music, Performance, Senior School, Sixth Form

Music Festival Heats Week

This year’s annual House Music Festival was one of the largest ever with featured performances in categories including Vocal and Instrumental Solos, Duets, Ensembles, Choirs and A Cappella.

The previous Friday saw nearly 170 girls and staff squeeze into the Elgar Room for the annual a cappella finals at the end of Music Festival Heats week.

Twelve groups from all year groups sang, danced and acted their way through a variety of contemporary repertoire – all from memory and in often dramatic style.

More than 230 girls came to perform over the whole of Heats Week, with some selected for the Spring Soirée and others for the largest ever Finals Day on Monday 11 February.

Music Festival Finals Day

In our largest ever Music Festival finals, we were treated to an extraordinary display of talent beginning with the Intermediate Instrumental Solos, and continuing through to Junior and Senior House Choirs, Pop, Folk Music and a cappella and Advanced Intrumental Solos, among others.

The day was adjudicated by Peter Gritton; composer, music director and Director of Music at JAGS – James Allen’s Girls’ School.

“I am still reeling from the sheer number of participants in this year’s Music Festival which must be a significant proportion of the school. Quite apart from the high standard of solo and ensemble instrumentalists there can’t be many schools that can field so many singers, songwriters and a cappella groups! The Music Festival had an inclusive warmth and showed how valued Music is at Putney High.” Peter Gritton

Well done to all our performers and thanks to the music department and the production team for a spectacular event.

Winners and Commendations

Junior Vocal Solo

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Jessica F (Burton)           The Path to the Moon – Eric Thiman

WINNER

Sabina CG (Ferrier)        I Could Have Danced All Night – Lerner/Loewe

Intermediate Vocal Solo

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Francesca K (Hepburn) Don’t Cry For Me Argentina – Andrew Lloyd Webber

WINNER

Lila S (Ferrier)    The Fools Who Dream – Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Senior Vocal Solo

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Jemima P-H (Ferrier)          Don’t Rain On My Parade – Jule Styne

Anna B (Stark)                       The Mermaid’s Song – Haydn

WINNER

Megan C-S (Stark)       Maybe I Like it This Way – Andrew Lippa

Intermediate Instrumental Solo

COMMENDED

Jemima B (Ferrier) – piano                Intermezzo in B flat – Schubert

Stephanie P (Ferrier) – piano             Valse – Chopin

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Libby RF (Ferrier) – trumpet     Trumpeter’s Lullaby – Leroy Anderson

WINNER

Bridget T (Burton) – cello            Bourrée – Squire

Advanced Instrumental Solo

COMMENDED

Annabel M (Stark) – piano          Prelude ‘Harp’ op. 12 no. 7– Prokofiev

Rosie T (Ferrier) – piano     Rhapsody in G minor op. 79 no. 2 – Brahms

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Ciára W (Ferrier) – cello         Pezzo Capriccioso op. 62 – Tchaikovsky

JOINT WINNERS

Anna B (Stark) – violin         Sicilienne and Rigaudon – Kreisler

Mio T (Ferrier) – violin     Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso – Saint-Saëns

Clara Schumann Anniversary Composer

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Ann CH (Ferrier) – piano                   Scherzo – C. Schumann

WINNER

Mio T – violin, Rosie T – piano (Ferrier)         Romance no. 2 op.22 – C. Schumann

Pop

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Olivia W (Hepburn)           What Could Have Been – Olivia W

WINNER

Connie C (Hepburn)            Bear with Me – Connie C

Junior House Choirs

WINNER

Stark – conductor: Megan CS        Shallow – Lady Gaga & Hillary Lindsey arr. JN

Senior House Choirs

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Ferrier – conductor: Rosie T         Seasons of Love – Jonathan Larson arr. Roger Emerson

WINNER

Hepburn – conductor: Molly G           She’s Always a Woman to Me – Billy Joel arr. JN

Folk music

WINNER

Ann Claire H (Ferrier) – accordion  ‘Gopak’ and ‘Kamaranskaja’ – Trad.

Instrumental Duets

COMMENDED

Coco A(Hepburn), Lottie A (Burton) – piano duet      Italian Polka – Rachmaninov

Saskia M (Stark), Charlotte S (Burton) – clarinet duet      Views of the Blues – Lewin

Rosie T (Ferrier), Annabel M (Stark) – piano duet   Prelude from Sonata – Poulenc

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Ann CH (Ferrier) – accordion, Yasmin S (Hepburn) – violin     Viva la Vida – Coldplay

WINNER

Mio T – violin, Ciára W – cello (Ferrier)    Passacaglia – Corelli arr. Halvorsen

Vocal Duets

COMMENDED

Mila A (Ferrier), Maysa S (Stark)   Shallow – Lady Gaga & Hillary Lindsey

Amani P (Hepburn), Jemima P-H (Ferrier)        What is This Feeling – Stephen Schwartz

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Megan C-S (Stark), Molly G (Hepburn)    Sonata a Lagrimar – Handel

Francesca K, Lila S         I’ll never love again – Lady Gaga & Hillary Lindsey

WINNER

Connie C, Rosie P (Hepburn)        Travelin’ Soldier – Dixie Chicks

 

Ensembles

COMMENDED

Triplets                 Allegro moderato – Weber

Wind Quartet       Polovtsian Dance no. 1 – Borodin

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Borodin Trio    Aria and three variations from Goldberg Variations – Bach

WINNER

Sfourzando     Allegro assai from String Quartet in E minor, Op.44 No.2 – Mendelssohn

Year 7-9 a cappella

COMMENDED

Year 7 – Top Notes            All of Me – John Legend arr. JN

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Year 8 – Singphony                 Love Yourself – Justin Bieber arr. JN

WINNER

Year 9 – Clef Hangers        Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics arr. Charlotte L & Bronwen L

Year 10-13 a cappella

COMMENDED

Year 10 – Pitch Slapped     ABBA Medley arr. AMN

Year 13 – The Rolling Tones        Toxic – Britney Spears arr. JN

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Year 11 – Polyphonics    This Love – Maroon Five arr. JN

Year 12 – Licence to Trill        Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars arr. Rosie T

WINNER

Year 12 – Perfect Fourths         Just the Way You Are arr. Coco A

 

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