On Thursday night our talented musicians performed The Music of Bond. The concert featured the Caterham School Symphony Orchestra, which comprised of around 130 of our instrumental musicians, Sinfonia, Concert Band, the Brass Ensemble and members of the Chamber Choir.
We heard the iconic James Bond Theme by John Barry/Monty Norman and other classics such as For Your Eyes Only, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, Licence to Kill, Goldeneye, Live and Let Die and Nobody Does It Better. These magnificent scores were originally recorded with the world’s best musicians and to recreate these masterpieces so authentically is testament to the talent and dedication of every pupil.
Special mention must go to our superb soloists: Aldi H, Thomas B, Anna D, Alyssa D, Olivia L, Georgia Y and Maddy P. These talented vocalists all gave jaw-dropping vocal performances throughout the concert, supported by Sinfonia. One audience member can be quoted saying “I am still trying to get my breath back after those vocal performances”. A wonderful, but much-deserved complement!
It is so wonderful to see so many of our fine musicians performing together; these ranging from those only learning their instruments for a matter of months to those studying diploma repertoire.
Congratulations to all musicians involved and thanks to all pupils, staff and Visiting Music Teachers for all of their help in preparing our pupils. It is safe to say that there was a ‘Licence to Thrill’ and based on performances last night, indeed ‘Nobody Does it Better’ than Caterham School pupils!