The Perse School

Perse Promenade Concert proves a summer sensation

22 Jun 2018

Music filled a sunny summer evening at the inaugural outdoor Perse Promenade Concert.

The audience was treated to a wide range of sounds from Grieg to Gershwin and Michael Jackson to Rossini in the court outside the Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre.

All the Perse’s large ensembles – three string orchestras, one full orchestra, two percussion ensembles, three jazz/swing bands and three wind bands – and one choir took part in the concert.

The event culminated with a performance of the William Tell Overture from the 250-strong Perse Mighty Orchestra.

Assistant Director of Music Ben Wingfield said: “A combination of sun, great performances and an informal buzz helped to make our last major concert of the year a really special event. We do hope it can become an annual summer event.”

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