Perse Prep pupils spread Christmas cheer with festive shows
12 Dec 2018
Pupils at The Perse Prep provided plenty of Christmas cheer with their fabulous festive productions.
Year 5 and 6 children got the Prep festivities under way with their musical concert in front of a packed Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre at the Upper School.
A wide range of music was played by the youngsters, with all of the school’s orchestras, bands, ensembles and groups performing classical, traditional and contemporary numbers from works by Tchaikovsky and Handel right through to the Robbie Williams hit Let Me Entertain You and Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.
Phil’s Harmonic Choir got the audience in a festive mood with a rendition of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas, while the Senior Choir rounded off the concert with a moving musical arrangement of The Lord’s Prayer.
Prep Director of Music Paul Harris said: “The children took full advantage of the wonderful environment of the Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre and rose to the occasion by giving performances of a standard far above their years.”
Year 4 focused on The Norse Myths for their production as they helped bring the legends of the Asgardian Gods, such as Thor, Loki and Odin, to life. The audience enjoyed listening to the intrepid Viking raiders sitting around the fire sharing the ancient tales and savouring the performances of stories from a time of myth and wonder.
Meanwhile, Year 3 explored the traditions that make Christmas and reminded the audience of the central messages of the festive season in their fantastic production Christmas: What’s It All About?
Prep teacher Jules Reston, who co-directed the Year 4 production with Boo Tooze and Head of English Raph de Albuquerque and co-wrote the Year 3 show with Ros West, was thrilled with how both performances had gone.
He said: “The performances were confident and well-rehearsed, which was evident from the reaction of the crowd. The singing was well rehearsed and delivered with verve, much to the pleasure of the captive audience. Well done to all involved!”