Monday saw the first in our 2018-19 Festival Series. ‘Festival of Voice’ was held in the Years 7-11 Hall and included performers from Years 7 to 13.
The recital programme covered an eclectic repertoire, from Omri’s soulful rendition of Billie Holiday’s God Bless The Child and Georgina’s dramatic performance of Puccini’s O Mio Babbino Caro through to Bea’s accomplished, self-accompanied rendition of Joan Armatrading’s Woncha Come Home.
Amongst the variety of solos were several ensembles including Emmie and Emmy’s quirky J’ai pas envie. With more than two thirds of the performers being girls it was a particular pleasure to hear the deep tones of Year 11s Harry and Ryan. As well as hearing polished performances given by our more seasoned students such as Nieve and Tabitha, both of whom chose to accompany themselves on their ukeleles, we were delighted to see some of our newer students take to the floor. Year 7 students Tilly and Susie made their (very engaging) debuts and Year 9 Drama Scholar Theo gave an intense account of Close To You from Undertale, which, as far as I know, was the first ever performance of a computer game soundtrack in d’Overbroeck’s history!
The evening concluded with an electrifying, acoustic arrangement of Britney Spears’ classic Hit Me Baby One More Time from singer and guitarist Emma.
Many thanks go to all our talented singers for having the courage to stand up and sing in front of peers, family and friends and provide us all with such a vibrant and uplifting evening.
Music and Singing Teacher