Perse musicians and singers star in Charity Cabaret
24 Jun 2021
Young Perse singers and musicians ensured the annual Charity Cabaret went ahead in style.
Upper Sixth leavers came back for a final turn on the Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre stage in front of a socially-distanced audience to help raise funds for Home-Start Cambridgeshire, the Sixth Form Charity Committee’s chosen cause.
Ed Green and Fabian Dodds compered the show and kicked off proceedings with their take on Gaston from Disney film Beauty and the Beast.
Talented soloists, duos and groups performed tunes from a wide spectrum of genres from pop to prog rock via musical theatre.
Alongside a variety of cover versions of well-known songs, gifted guitarist Ashwin Ranasinghe-de Silva performed two of his own instrumentals, Far Places and New Domains, before the Senior Prefects provided their traditional fun finale of song and dance for the occasion.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions with year group bubbles, Lower Sixth singers and musicians and the Year 11 Big Band were unable to take part on the night itself.
However, they did not miss out on the chance to be involved as their performances were pre-recorded on the PAC stage for inclusion in the online Charity Cabaret as part of the Perse music department’s Friday Night Showcase series.
To watch the Charity Cabaret, please click here.