Newton Abbot College’s Daphne Collman Auditorium played host to an incredible showcase of musical talent on Wednesday 14 March.
The third in an ongoing series of musical evenings, ‘Live Sessions’ saw students of all ages and year groups coming together to perform a wide range of musical genres. Over twenty solo and group performances took to the stage to represent styles such as musical theatre, rock and pop and ukulele performances. Highlights included rock orchestra ‘Rochester’s interpretation of band ‘System of a Down’s hit ‘Chop Suey’, Izzy Warren, Gracie Jacobs and Libby Evan’s powerful rendition of Adele’s ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ and the College Band’s finale performance of Queen’s ‘Somebody to Love’.
Year 12 performer and presenter, Katie Williams, loved the performance: “It was a really relaxed gig where a whole group of musicians could come together to showcase our talents. The audience were really lively and were clearly having a great time. We are so fortunate that we get ample opportunity to take our music out of the rehearsal room and onto the stage. ”
Team Leader of Music, Rob Wilkinson, said of the evening: “The hard work and dedication shown by students in performances such as ‘Live Sessions’ is truly outstanding. The sheer number of incredible acts and willing participants was absolutely mind-blowing. Every year I think evenings such as these can’t get any better; every year I am wrong!”