2016 Winter Concerts
Guests at Acton High’s 2016 Winter Concert events enjoyed an evening of jazz, rock, pop, choral, classical, djembe drumming and seasonal music, as well as dramatic interludes and a specially-staged exhibition of student art.
Familiar tunes included Stevie Wonder’s Isn’t she lovely?, The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army, The Beach Boys’ God Only Knows, Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York, Leona Lewis’s Bleeding Love, Beyonce’s Crazy in Love, Sam Smith’s Writing’s on the Wall and the Gershwin composition Summertime. Dramatic performances included a re-working of the arrival at the inn scene from the nativity story and a rendition of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 12.
Selected musical highlights from the events are available to listen to again on the school’s Soundcloud page.
2016 Spring Showcase
Acton High School’s 2016 Spring Showcase took place on Tuesday 22nd March. The evening featured performances from a variety of the school’s bands and soloists, ranging from progressive metal three-piece Thalash to the school’s jazz band.
Attendees were treated to covers of songs by famous artists including Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Lorde, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna.
Highlights from the event are available to listen to again on Acton High’s Soundcloud page.
The 2015 Winter Festival took place on the evenings of Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th December. The two nights featured spoken word and musical performances, with the musical programme embracing genres including jazz, rock, rap and choral.
Some of the highlights from the performances are available on Acton High School’s Soundcloud page.
The finale of the 2014–15 academic year, July’s The Show Must Go On, was an original work written by staff with significant input into its development by the cast. It told the story of a student body struggling to put on a production against a background of funding cuts and factional fighting.
The cast-performed soundtrack included excerpts from a host of familiar songs including Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Two Tribes, Queen’s We are the Champions, Jessie J’s Flashlight and Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall.
Details of the cast are available from the event programme.
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