At the d’Overbroeck’s Year 7 performance of ‘Composers Through Time’, naturally!
Just before the end of term, the Music Department took on the challenge of staging a monumental, ground-breaking, epoch-making, era-defining production of a play that aimed to chart the entire history of western classical music. With every student in the year group taking a role, the acting, direction, singing and production values (amazing what you can do with a whiteboard and a sheet of paper) brought the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th century eras to life.
We witnessed the birth of opera, saw Bach, Handel and Purcell fight it out to see who was best, marvelled at Beethoven’s arrogance and saw a young girl (well done Seth) literally dance herself to death. And then Elvis (Ben, striking a pose) arrived, before checking out again in style. Wonderful! There were so many knock-out performances that it is impossible to mention them all but in the words of the inventor of musical notation, Guido d’Arezzo, “Bravo, bravissismo!” A huge thank you to Richard, Lianne and Rachel in the Music department (and to Tamsyn for the props) for your amazing direction, energy and vision!