CBA Summer Concert 2018
Our young musicians and singers recently took part in the Academy’s annual Summer Concert.
The event was attended by friends, family and staff and gave them the opportunity to listen to our award winning music groups.
Comperes Sullivan R, Jessica W, Alan Z, Wills B and Sophie D guided the audience through the evening and kept them entertained in-between acts.
All songs were performed by a variety of the Academy’s music groups including the Academy’s Senior String Ensemble, Junior Brass Ensemble, Junior Choir – CBA Vocalize, Senior Choir – Close Harmony and some of our award-winning groups.
CBA’s Senior Concert Band, who are due to preform at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, having made it through to the final of the National Music for Youth competition, performed 'Star Wars' by J Williams, 'Celtic Ritual' by J Higgins, 'Eye of the Tiger' by arr J Vinson and 'The Great Escape' by arr R Smith.
CBA’s Big Band, who have won a Gold award at the Nation Concert Band Festival performed Sing Sing Sing by R Philllippe and Cool Joe, Mean Joe (killer Joe) by arr L DeSpain.
Reanimated, who won Best Secondary School Band earlier this year at the Brooke Weston Trust Battle of the Bands, performed their winning performance ‘Believer’ by Imagine Dragons.
Some of the other popular songs performed by music groups throughout the evening included ‘Hold Back the River’ by James Bay, ‘Liability’ Lorde and ‘Firework’ by Katy Perry.
There were also a variety of solo performances from Ewan M on flute, Giuseppe on saxophone and Laurie on saxophone as well as vocalist solos from Bethany A, Rebecca L and Summer C, who recently audition for the X Factor.
Sullivan had the job of bringing the show to an end with his impressive xylophone solo of ‘Helter Skelter’ by W G Lemon, which blew the audience away.
Director of Music Mr Wears said: ‘The summer concert is always well attended and supported by family and friends and it is a wonderful way for them to see some of the music groups’ winning performances.
‘The students work incredibly hard in preparation for the concert and it is shown in their performance, which demonstrates the wealth of talent we have here at CBA.
‘The department are now extremely excited and looking forward to performing at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham.’