Ruislip Residents' Association

Bishop Winnington-Ingram's Musical Evening 2017

On the hottest evening of the year so far, Wednesday, June 21st,  BWI presented its Musical Evening which featured performances from Musicians, Ensembles and Singers. All the evening's performers were introduced by Mrs.Britton who organised the evening. The concert began with a lively performance by Mrs. Stanbridge, her singers and the House Band of the song You Alone which was written by Mrs. Stanbridge.This was followed by a rousing performance of Drummer's Call by Mrs. Britton's talented drummers. Next came a piano solo by Natalia Kulon and the delightful Year 3 duo Andrew Glossop and Annabelle Stanbridge who sang Count on Me. Next the audience was entertained by drummer Ismael Lemaignen and the House Band, a violin duo and Year 3 Singers.

One of the highlights of the evening was a very professional performance of River Deep, Mountain High by the Staff Choir who were accompanied on the drums played by Luca Kernot and the House Band. This was enthusiastically received by the audience who showed their appreciation with loud applause.

Another memorable performance of the first half was given by Amae van Zyl, Year 3, who played The Muppet Show Theme on the violin. There were further performances which included the Year 4 Singers, a tenor horn solo by Holly Abbott, a performance of We Will Rock You by Harry Coleman on drums, supported by the House Band. The first half of the concert was brought to a close with  Rockbeat Demonstrations from drummers Travis Cross, Charlie Crawford, Josh Hennessey, Cody Evans & Hyun-woo Kim.

During the interval refreshments were served by members of the Parents' Association.

The second half began with the BWI Orchestra's confident performance of In The Hall of the Mountain King and Phantom of the Opera.There were further performances by drummers and the House Band, a piano solo and the Recorder Ensemble. The Year 6 Singers performed We Don't Talk Anymore. One of the outstanding performances of this half was the beautiful rendition of Ave Maria played by Kayla van Zyl on the clarinet. Later Ted Britton gave a confident performance of the James Bond Theme on the trumpet. Ted is undoubtedly a very talented young musician who plays drums, trumpet and sings. Later in the programme he sang Beggin' by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons with Luca Kernot. The boys were accompanied by Alex Birch on the drums and the House Band.This was followed by  Aaron Rodrigo's piano solo and a performance by the Year 5 Singers. The penultimate performance was Proud Mary with Luca Kernot accompanied by Ted Britton on drums and the House Band. On several occasions during the concert Mrs. Britton was in great voice supporting the performances of the drummers. The final performance was by the BWI Rock Band who played Hit MeWith Your Best Shot and Summer Of '69.

At the end of the concert Mrs Westbrook, Headteacher, thanked all the talented performers, the staff and members of the House Band who freely give their time to support the pupils. She paid special tribute to Mrs Britton who was described as : An inspiration to all of our budding musicians, many of whom have discovered a love of music thanks to her guidance and encouragement. Mrs. Britton was then presented with a bouquet by two pupils.Amae van Zyl on the violinKayla van Zyl on the clainetTed Britton and Luca Kernot

Published in Primary on 23 June 2017.
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