Sing for the Mary Rose

Ahoy! – Sing for the Mary Rose June 2018

A glorious musical celebration of English maritime history.

Year 9 and 10 Prince Henry’s students took part in an extra special concert and performance of a vocal Cantata by the composer Alexander L’Estrange on Sunday 24th June at Evesham Arts Centre.

Ahoy! was a charity concert celebrating Henry VIII’s flagship ‘Mary Rose’, written and composed by Alexander L’Estrange – famous for his grand-scale choral fusion works. The concert combined the music of Tudor times with an array of catchy sea shanties, taking in ‘Greensleeves’, ‘The Sailor’s Hornpipe’ and a setting of Shakespeare’s ‘Full Fathom Five’.

It was a glorious musical celebration of English Maritime history in aid of the Cancer Research UK and St.Richard’s Hospice, performed by The Hanley Voices, and Prince Henry’s High School supported by the Ben Sawyer Quintet.

Year 10 music students also performed in the first half of the concert and special congratulations must go to Emily O’Gorman who performed Sonata for flute in G minor by Locatelli, Mei Spice for performing the Sonata in C by Mozart on the piano, Beth Bullas for singing ‘Stupid with love’ from the musical ‘Mean Girls’ and finally Charlotte Pye for singing ‘Pulled’ from the musical ‘The Addams Family.’

Emily, Beth, Charlotte and Nina Reid also performed a vocal number from the smash hit musical ‘Hamilton’ called ‘The Schuyler Sisters’.

Mr Bullas
Director of Music

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