Talented musicians from Years 7-13 at Newton Abbot College took to the stage to perform to an audience of nearly two hundred people in the return of the hugely popular show, ‘Live Sessions’.
Over one hundred students filled the stage throughout the evening, in an eclectic mix of musical performances; including the much beloved string band ‘Rochester’s interpretation of Journey’s hit ‘Don’t Stop Believin’, Key Stage 4 vocal group’s rendition of ‘I’ll be There for You’ by The Rembrandts and the College Band’s performance of Beyonce’s ‘Love on Top’.
Solo performances were equally as strong, with Year 7 student Adam Alderton’s performance of ‘Rondo Alla Turca’ on the xylophone a particular highlight. Talented Year 11, grade 8 guitarist, Tom Keight, wowed the audience with his command of a loop pedal, single-handedly recreating Stevie Wonder’s masterpiece, ‘Superstition’.
“Live Sessions” is just one of a series of opportunities students have throughout the academic calendar to perform onstage. Something Team Leader of Music and Performing Arts, Rob Wilkinson, encourages: “As a College, we feel it is so important to promote all areas of performing arts; as a result, our live performances and participation in lunchtime and after College clubs has grown exponentially. To have so many students involved in such a brilliant celebration as ‘Live Sessions’ is a real testament to not only their talent, but to their commitment and dedication to their chosen craft.”