Sergeant Pepper @ 50 08/02 – The Review

At the end of what has been another non-stop half term in the Music Department, a bumper audience descended on the Johnson Hall for Millfield’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of one of the Beatles’ most iconic albums, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The concert looked to bring together all of the performance art taking place at the school; from music to dance, comedy to drama, the audience were treated to a huge variety of styles and genres, all taking inspiration from the album. The audience even got involved themselves, donning masks to create their own version of the iconic album cover.

Highlights from the night included Lauren Edwards’ intimate performance of ‘She’s Leaving Home’, accompanied by strings and dancers, Isaac Hughes brilliant arrangement of ‘Within You Without You’ that enraptured the audience, Camerata’s engaging a capella performance of ‘When I’m 64’ and the finale, where the Millfield Orchestra joined the house band for the albums finale, ‘A Day in the Life’.

On the final chord, the audience responded to what had been a fantastically creative and engaging evening. Huge congratulations go to Kirsty Barry and the Upper 6th BTEC class (Tia Meddick, Brianna Kennedy, Ralph Cadzow, Jonah Hampson, Will Watson and Laura Woodward) for their organisation of what was an enormous success!

The Millfield Music School Blog provides a fantastic insight into the musical life of Millfield School – from upcoming performances to concert reviews, insights into the music performed and details of the International Concert Series, keep up to date with everything throughout the year at: www.millfieldmusic.com

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