AGF's Musical Evening is an annual event held in Nottingham which all students participate in. Anyone working in private singing Lessons is considered for a solo piece and the small groups work on performance pieces too.
This years opening number was all Inter / Senior students singing ‘Into The Woods’ with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, recently released as a major feature film, starring Meryl Streep and Jonny Depp. Conor Lowry and Tarun Mistry performed ‘American Pie’ by Don McLean and our senior singing group performed ‘Pompeii’ by Bastille.
Bastille, are an English rock band, with, incidentally, tenuous Links to AGF, as ex-student and now documentary film maker and producer, Tom Middleton, is their official camera man documenting their gigs and tours!
Rhona Sleath, one of our Junior/Inter students, sang ‘Lion Tamer’ from the musical The Magic Show and our youngest students sang a medley of songs, written by Frank Loesser, from the stories of the Danish poet and author Hans Christian Anderson. The Inter/Senior girls sang the very beautiful ‘Every Time we say Goodbye’. This was written by Cole Porter and has been recorded by numerous artists over the years, including, Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Bassey and even Lady Gaga!
Conor, one of our private singing students, was welcomed back and performed ‘Corner of the Sky’ from the Musical ‘Pippin’ who was followed by the Inter singing group with the song ‘For Good’ from ‘Wicked’.
In the run up to our finale, Matilda Belton performed the very moving ‘Wait a Bit’ from the musical ‘Just So’, based on the stories of Rudyard Kipling, by Anthony Drewe and George Stiles.
Our Senior Boys were ‘ringing your doorbell’ and saying ‘Hello’ from the very controversial musical ‘The Book of Mormon’ by the writers of the very famous adult animated sitcom ‘South Park’, Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. The Finale was then led by Arthur Aitchinson, who along with all AGF students performed ‘Anthem’ from the musical ‘Chess’. This was written by Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, better known for being one half of ABBA.
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