Chapel Arts Lunchtime Recital
In partnership with Chapel Arts and the Cheltenham Music Festival Society, music students at Cheltenham Bournside School presented a free lunchtime recital at Chapel Arts in the town centre on the 26th November.
Our Senior Singers opened the concert to a full house with Can’t Help Falling in Love, followed by Daisy singing My House and an elegant Saxophone solo from Sam who played Céline Mandarine. There were other excellent vocal solos from Archie singing Stars, Tobi singing Over the Mountain, Thomas singing Close Every Door and Mia singing There’s a Fine, Fine, Line.
Instrument performances included Joe playing Blue Espresso on the guitar, Molly playing Dream and Luke playing Nuvole Bianche on the piano, Josh with Bugler’s Holiday on the Trumpet and Isobelle’s beautiful performance of Allegro Brilliant on the violin.
Our Senior Singers closed the concert with Fields of Gold.
Head of Music, Matt Cutress, said: “It was truly a pleasure to take a group of students from Years 10-13 to perform at Chapel Arts. The lunchtime recital series at Chapel Arts has long been a part of the Bournside musical events calendar and it was so good to be back there for the first time since February 2020.
"While it was not the first performance back post-lockdown it was our first external concert and it was lovely to see more members of the wider Cheltenham community in attendance at the recital, which was really well attended, setting a record for a Chapel Arts lunchtime recital.
"An absolute highlight for me was Isobelle who performed one of her Grade 8 Violin pieces with great style, it was perfect practice for her exam the next week. All the students performed brilliantly and I'm sure they can't wait to go back for our next recital in the spring."
Well done everyone!