Talented musicians and singers star in Charity Cabaret
Perse singers and musicians put on a wonderful show at the annual school Charity Cabaret.
Compered brilliantly by Anna Bevens and Ben Lewis (both Upper Sixth), the concert featured a variety of talented soloists and groups on stage in the Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre.
From William Walker (Year 9) performing the guitar solo to Iron Maiden’s heavy metal classic The Trooper to the strains of the Chinese zither, played by Maggie Zhang (Lower Sixth) in a recital of traditional Chinese tune The Sound of the Maid’s Autumn Festival, a wide range of musical styles entertained the socially-distanced audience.
The Year 11 Melodic Medlians gave an excellent a capella set, while the Perse Big Band provided a powerful backing to performances of tracks such as Tina Turner’s soul hit Proud Mary, Nat King Cole’s jazz standard Orange Colored Sky and Frank Sinatra favourite New York, New York.
A fantastic evening of music was rounded off in traditional fashion with a fun dance finale from the Senior Prefects.
Organised by the Sixth Form Charities Committee, the event raised more than £400 for the British Red Cross Afghanistan Crisis Appeal, with raffle prizes supplied by Thorne Wines, Sage and Saffron, Molton Brown Cambridge, The Cambridge Fudge Kitchen and Rituals Cambridge.