The Charity Cabaret has always been a highlight in The Perse’s musical calendar, and this year’s event exceeded expectations.
The Cabaret serves as a break from the impressive classical range on the Perse music scene, and demonstrates pupils’ extra-curricular talents. From Big Band to beatboxing, dances to duets, and rappers to rockers, students showcased the broad diversity of their musical pursuits.
Members of the audience, seated at tables and enjoying the food and drink laid on by the catering department, were treated to a selection of old classics and modern tunes.
There were fabulous collaborative performances from a selection of rock bands and a girls' chorus, and a powerful medley performed by Gabby Martin in Year 10 and Upper Sixth students.
The crowd erupted after Soham De’s impressive rendition of Ed Sheeran’s You Need Me, I Don’t Need You accompanied by our resident beatboxer, Ademide Adenaike, who proceeded to deliver a unique beatboxing solo; a first at Perse Cabaret. Other solo items also captivated the audience, and in particular Anjuli Chatterjee’s moving performance of On My Own from Les Misérables brought tears to the eyes of many.
Spectators couldn't stop cheering and chuckling throughout the traditional dance by the Senior Prefects, which featured an amusing love story between Head Girl (Eloise Wilson) and Head Boy (Jamie Gardiner), this was followed by an explosive transition from Twist and Shout to the grand Gangnam Style finale. Parents, pupils and teachers alike delighted in joining together on the dance floor as the Big Band played the night out, and the evening received an overwhelmingly positive reaction from all who were fortunate enough to attend.
Below is a gallery of images from the night (photos taken by Mrs Copeland).
Roshan Forouhi (U6)