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Incredible talent showcased at Young Performers’ Concert
October 22, 2019

Some of Rydal Penrhos’ most talented musicians and vocalists took centre stage a special event recently.

The school held its first Young Performers’ Concert of the academic year earlier this month, which saw pupils from all year groups showcase their immense talent in front of a live audience.

Year 7 pupil Violet Roberts kicked off proceedings with a superb rendition of A Million Dreams from the hit musical The Greatest Showman, with David James’ version of Howard Shore’s In Dreams was standout feature of the event.

Multi-talented musician Gwyn Davies, Pauline Merckens and Ethan Bytheway provided the middle part of the concert with some truly outstanding instrument performances, and the exceptional pianist Niamh Cook lent her support with a mesmerising piece entitled Tico, Tico.

Upper Sixth Former Zahra Shamsi treated those in attendance to a pair of powerful vocal efforts in the form of Ordinary People by John Legend and At Last by Harry Warren which drew a standing ovation from the crowd.

Year 12 trio Harry Grocott, Richard Wolfendale and Tegid Goodman-Jones brought some swing to the concert with a rendition of Fly me to the Moon by Bart Howard, and the event concluded with the Senior School choir performing Blackbird by Paul McCartney and I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash.

Director of Music Pete Williams, said: “Our Young Performers’ Concert was another rousing success and that is down to the outstanding level of performances by each pupil involved.

“They are not only naturally talented but also possess a strong work ethic and desire to improve their respective skills, which makes them a pleasure to work with on a daily basis.”