The Theatre at the British Council School was, once again, sold out last Wednesday, 3rd of April, for our 6th Annual Concert for Friends of the British Council. The event has become a fixture in the School´s calendar. As in other years, the audience were thrilled by both the quality of the musical interpretations as well as the excitement of meeting students, teachers and many old friends once again. This speaks volumes for the feelings of belonging to a School community, such as ours.
The Concert was a sell-out and a total success. Everybody there gave the musicians a great send off, with a very long and loud standing ovation recognizing the tremendous effort of musical coordination by Rafael Villanueva and the other Music Directors, Carlos Jean, Borja Quintas, Ramón Torrelledó and Rafael Villanueva in the Orchestra; Kevin Robb for the Big Band, and Eric Peters with Los SacapelaS.
The aim of the Concert was to bring together in a single orchestra, alumni who had previously taken part in School musical activities, current advanced students, parents who are professional musicians and teachers from the Music department. There were different generations together, sharing a bond through the past and present Music teaching at the School.
In fact, for several decades now, Music has been one of the keys to the School´s cultural, social and human development training. That´s why it is part of all our educational phases, both in and out of the School curriculum. And why, it is also maintained as a relevant activity outside the classroom, thanks to our British Council School Societies. It is the Music Society which puts on this major annual event, this Concert for Friends of the School. It finished with a small cocktail reception celebrating both Music and School Reunions.
G. F. Handel. Arr. R. Villanueva
- Romanza in Fa
L.V Beethoven (violin: Frederieke Saeijs).
- Cafe 1930 for viola and guitar
Piazzolla. Sefa Lafarga (viola), Juan Abad (guitar).
McVie, Arr. L. Corcoran (4X4 Quartet)
- La Chica Yeyé
Algueró and A. Guijarro Campoy. Arr: P. Contreras (4X4 Quartet).
- Just the Way You Are
Bruno Mars (Los SacapelaS).
- Stand By Me
B.King (Los SacapelaS).
- The Sun King
G. Yasinitsky (Big Band).
- April in Paris
V. Duke. Arr. M. Sweeney (Big Band)
- The Beatles tribute
J. Lennon & P. McCartney. Arr. J. Blasco.
- I Want to hold your hand
J. Lennon & P. McCartney. Arr. A. Johnston.
- Adagio Concert for Clarinet in La
W.A. Mozart (Clarinet: Mahé Marty).
- Hymn to joy
L. V. Beethoven. Arr. A. W. Benoy.