By Rachel O'Mahony - 26th February 2018 12:00pm
Saturday 24th February marked the sixth annual music concert in Haddenham, organised by Jenny Hardy and hosted by St Mary's Church.
The concert, which was so ably compered by Roger Jackson, featured over thirty performances from local primary and secondary school aged students, featuring music from Mozart to Charlie Parker and performed on the piano, violin, flute, oboe and saxophone.
St Mary's school choir, The Treble Clefs, left us all smiling after their delightful rendition of 'I'm Singing in the Rain' and 'Let's Go Fly a Kite', equipped with accompanying actions.
However, one performance stood out to me personally and that was Yifan Wong's performance of 'My Favourite Things', performed on the harp. The dulcet tones, coupled with the slowing setting afternoon sun, hazily filtering through the stained glass windows and catching the gold embellishments on his harp, led to a truly mesmerising performance.
Having only been teaching at Haddenham Junior School for a year, this was my first experience of the annual music concert and I was unbelievably impressed by the range of talented students living in the village.
The concert provided a platform for them to develop their performance skills and was a vital opportunity to familiarise themselves with performing to a large audience (we nearly ran out of seats!) — an experience which is difficult to emulate in a student's weekly lesson.
A big thank you to all involved, including Tricia Stradling and her team who supplied much needed refreshments and delicious cakes at the end of the event.
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