2017 Winter Showcase

December 2017 saw Acton High’s many talented musicians, singers and thespians take to the stage to entertain a full-to-capacity hall at the school’s Winter Concert.

The evening included the debut public performance from the school’s 21-strong Urban Choir, as well as many of the vocal acts that had recorded for Acton High’s new record label, including five-piece D.A.M.N.E., Breana, Ines and Vicky Makaoumo.

Other groups appearing included the Jazz Band, the Rock Band, the Guitar Jazz Group, Thalos, Mini Melodies, the Gospel Group and the Big Band, between them playing the music of acts as diverse as Bill Haley, Django Reinhardt, Tesseract, Ruben Stoddard and Travis Greene. Acton High was also pleased to welcome to the stage the Golden Age Choir, the award-winning project it has run for many years now that sees students working with the residents of Ealing’s Baker House sheltered housing.

Festively themed drama was provide by two ensembles in pieces created for the show title The Re-Gift and Santa’s Cookie Problem.

2017 Spring Showcase

Music lovers were treated to an evening of entertainment by Acton High’s most talented performers at the 2017 Spring Showcase. The event included performances by the school’s solo instrumentalists and vocalists, bands and singing groups, of classical, jazz, pop and rock music.

Familiar tunes from an array of artists, including Adele, the Beach Boys, Coldplay, Eric Clapton, Green Day, Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Miley Cyrus, and Simon and Garfunkel, were performed. Concert goers will also have recognised favourites from computer games, films and television, including pieces from Ghostbusters, Super Mario Bros and Wicked. Classical contributions included Verdi’s La Donna è Mobile and Yiruma’s Spring Waltz.

Also appearing were the Golden Age Choir, a student-run project featuring singers from the Baker House sheltered housing development and members of Acton High’s Singing Group.

The finale was provided by Acton High’s award-winning math/progressive metal three-piece Thalash, who were playing their own material. They appeared just weeks after winning the Rockfest at the Hastings International Festival.

Forthcoming Productions

Think these sound good?

Don’t miss Acton High’s next Cultural Showcase. Look out for announcements of forthcoming musical and theatrical productions in our weekly Parents' Update and on our Twitter feed (@ActonHigh). 

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