Melodians Annual Award Concert 2015

The Melodians gathered at their base in Henry Cavendish School on Saturday 12th December for their Annual Award Concert 2015.  The hall was filled with family, friends and supporters for the free concert to celebrate a busy and eventful year and reward the magnificent effort of the Melodians players.

This year, the concert was divided into 3 parts.  The first two pieces played were performed by the school children from classes 6C and 6W who performed the classics:

  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot

This was followed by the School choir accompanied by the Melodians – a first for both groups – singing:

  • Mas Que Nada

The rest of the concert was an exciting performance of 9 pieces by the Melodians, including some of their old favourites, the new composition from the Clay Cargo project, 3 other pieces composed for the Melodians plus their new addition to the repertoire, Hotel California.

  • Morning Dance
  • Clay Cargo
  • New Dawn (composed for the Melodians by Amy Daniel)
  • Blue Skies
  • Excerpts from Swan Lake
  • Habenera
  • Tropical Monsoon (composed for the Melodians by the late Mikey Andrews)
  • Hotel California
  • Colour Blind (composed for the Melodians by Robert Thompson)

A great addition to the evening was Cheynne singing ‘Blue Skies’ accompanied by the Melodians.

The encore was Bohemian Rhapsody which finished with a standing ovation from the audience.

The Mayor was there to present the main awards and Terry also presented certificates to the young players from Henry Cavendish School who have been playing with the Melodians this year.

Some photos from the evening:

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View from the back as the Melodians perform

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Melodians

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The School Choir performing with Melodians

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Standing Ovation

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Cheynne directing from the back of the hall

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Terry presents Certificates

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The Mayor presents awards

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Amy receives Landmark Award

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Head Teacher receives her flowers.

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