Talent Evening ReviewPosted on: June 7th 2017
In April 2017 Sale Grammar School hosted a thrilling evening of music, acting and dance, performed by some of their most outstanding students. It was a rare opportunity to enjoy all three Performing Arts in one event and featured a broad range of soloists and ensembles.
The school’s Swing Band opened and closed the evening with toe tapping renditions of Duke Ellington standards and the Gifted and Talented Dance group delivered an energetic piece that explored the theme of mental health. Other highlights included; an hilarious extract from D M Larson’s ‘Death of an Insurance Salesman’ performed by Julian Bell and Thomas Banwell, a stunning piece of original choreography by Bethan Jones called ‘Winter’ and a remarkably sophisticated composition titled ‘13th Floor’ for piano and voice by Miles Lavelle Golding, a musician who has already seen his work highly commended in the ‘2016 BBC Proms Young Composers Competition’.
Teaching staff were immensely proud of their talented young performers who worked tirelessly in rehearsal to ensure that their delivery was of the highest standard. The number of students who volunteered to be on stage was particularly impressive and indicative of their hard working ethos and high aspirations. All profits from the event were donated to the ‘Performing Arts Children’s Charity’ and Sale Grammar School are proud to have raised £431.85 to support the organisation’s core programme, ‘InStep’, helping children and young people with diverse disabilities and low-income families to become independent, whilst developing self-confidence through the use of music, movement and drama. You can discover more about the charity on their website www.pachildrenscharity.org.uk.