05 May 2023  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

Richmond’s popular Mayfest was the perfect platform for showcasing our students’ talents.  Now in its second year, the three-day event was filled with historical and traditional entertainment at a range of venues in Richmond.

Our string ensemble and brass quintet performed sets to extremely appreciative audiences at The Station.  The string ensemble played a selection of pieces including Pachelbel’s Canon, and Mozart String quartets. The brass quintet performed a half-hour set which included, Danny Boy and the Salvation Army classic Share My Yoke. Also performing were Year 13 students Edie and James who played guitar and lute.  As well as playing at The Station they also did a set at the Town Hall.  Keep an eye out for this fantastic folk duo who will be playing at BrowsonBeats charity music festival on 8th July.

We were delighted that a number of our students were also involved in Dance performances with Charlotte Jacqueline School of Dance and The Rhythm and Shoes Dance Academy.

Erin, in Year 7, is a member of The Rhythm and Shoes Dance Academy and also performed in Richmond Town Hall. Louise Richmond, owner of the Dance School, said: “We are so proud of Erin. She did extremely well and her routines consisted of lots of singing and dancing, including a solo of Consider Yourself from the musical Oliver.”

Freya, Eva, Alice, Serena, Katie, Laila and Ellerie performed a showcase called ‘Ballet Class – Live’ so the audience could enjoy watching children from pre-primary grade right through to inter foundation, giving them the opportunity to see the grade progressions and the typical exercises performed each week in class. It was also great to see Rhiannon Tuite with the students. Rhiannon is the Dance school’s new musical theatre and ballet teacher and is also a former Richmond School and Sixth Form College student.

Charlotte Porter, alumna and owner of the Dance School, said: “The students performed at Richmond Town Hall with John Hunter on the grand piano providing live music which was just spectacular for both the audience and children. As always, we’re super proud of our students who always show outstanding professionalism at these events and who performed so beautifully on the day.”

Well done to all our current and former students who gave up their time to entertain so many people at Mayfest and bring such joy to the community.



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