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Seniors entertain at Spring Recital

On Wednesday evening, parents, staff and friends were treated to a programme of accomplished solo, choral and orchestral pieces from some of our senior pupils. From Faure to Take That and from Strauss to a Spoonful of Sugar, the varied programme had plenty to please and gave pupils an opportunity to showcase their musical talents.

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Senior Spring Recital: Mrs Greene’s review

Earlier we reported briefly on Wednesday’s Senior Spring Recital. Mrs Greene has added this more detailed appreciative review:

This year’s Spring Recital showcased some of the school’s musical talents and I would like to offer my congratulations to all our performers for their courage in sharing their talents at the concert. I know it can be a little scary in front of an audience!

As usual, the orchestra kicked things off with two pieces, St Anthony Chorale by Brahms and the well-known Sousa Marches (memories of Monty Python). Thanks are due to Mrs Jaggard for all her work with the orchestra. They may be few in number but the members have shown eagerness and commitment.

Thank you to Mrs Jaggard, also, for accompanying most of our soloists. Four of our flautists played a solo or a duet – a blues number from Isabel, an athletic, classical piece from Emilia, a familiar duet from Alice, and finally, a beautiful piece of Bach from Alia. All four played with a beautiful tone; thanks also to Miss Ellis for her help.

Our solo singers, Felicity, Francesca and Charlotte, entertained us with songs ranging from an Easter hymn and a song from the musicals, to a recent chart song. Special mention must go to Charlotte Harding (Charlie) for stepping in to accompany the two older girls in their performances. She also accompanied the choir in their version of the Panic at the disco song This is gospel. This term, the choir chose and arranged this song themselves. They are becoming more confident singing harmonies in three parts.

Suzie and Cristina performed on the piano for us; Cristina performed her solo from memory (I couldn’t do that) and Suzie introduced us to the melodies of Korean K-Pop. Sophie showed how much her violin playing has improved over the years, performing a technically challenging piece. Anna, too, has shown so much progress over the times we have heard her play her harp. Look out for her larger harp at Speech Day.

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Seniors entertain at Spring Recital

On Wednesday evening, parents, staff and friends were treated to a programme of accomplished solo, choral and orchestral pieces from some of our senior pupils. From Bach to K-Pop and from Spirituals to Somewhere over the Rainbow, the varied programme had plenty to please and gave pupils an opportunity to showcase their musical talents.

Pictured here are the orchestra,  Emilia (Year 8) who played a solo flute piece by Cimarosa, and Felicity  (Year 7), who sang a lovely arrangement of the traditional French song Love is Come Again.

Well done to all who performed, and thank you to Mrs Greene for organising the evening and to the parents and friends who came along – we hope you enjoyed the performances.

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Senior Spring Recital Entertains!


The Senior School musicians entertained an appreciative audience on Wednesday night with a varied programme that ranged from orchestral classics to Ed Sheeran.

The performances began with the school orchestra, capably directed by Mrs Jaggard, playing Grieg, Bizet and Rogers and Hammerstein. Sixth formers Hannah and Bridget, in their last performance of their schooldays, followed this with a haunting version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ that had the neck hairs prickling.

Instrumental solos followed on the flute, violin and piano and we had vocal ensembles including the senior choir, solo voice and a fairly ear-splitting finale from the rock band.

We were left marvelling at the range of musical talent amongst the senior girls and looking forward to their future development.


Mr Crump, Headmaster

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Senior Spring Recital Tonight!

spring-musicAll parents and friends of HOHS are warmly welcomed to attend our senior recital this evening from 6.30-8.00pm in the Barn. The programme includes a varied mix of items performed by our orchestra, choir and rock band as well as some of our more accomplished soloists.

Some specific items to look out for include Emily Catlin (Year 10), who, after learning guitar for just six months, is performing The A Team by Ed Sheeran, with sixth formers Karen Maenje and Tamikani Nkhata on vocals. Emily came to Mrs Greene wanting to include learning guitar part of her DofE award, making it her goal to perform at this evening’s recital.

Of our other sixth formers, Bridget Holmes and Hannah Wallis will be performing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, while Emily Edwards has chosen an unaccompanied flute piece, Syrinx, by Claude Debussy; meanwhile Sheki Oku and Tina Au can be seen in the Rock Band, which will be making its final appearance in its current line-up, as most of the members are moving on to higher education in September.

The pictures below are from last year’s recital: we hope to have some from this evening on the blog tomorrow!

Mrs Greene
Head of Music


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Fantastic raffle prizes up for grabs – have you returned your ticket stubs?

posterWe’ve got some fantastic, top-quality prizes lined up for the fete next Saturday, so if you haven’t already brought your raffle ticket stubs and money back into school, don’t forget to do so to make sure you’re in with a chance to win big! Additional tickets are available  through the office and will be on sale on the day.


Child’s mountain bike

Signed Norwich City  Shirt

Luxury Elemis hamper

Luxury food hampers

Dermalogica  gift set

Family photographic experience…

and more!





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Senior Spring Recital

spring-musicThe Senior Spring Recital was a very enjoyable evening that showcased some of our more adept students.

There was a great sense of variety with performances of current popular song from India Simmons and Charlie Harding, and more traditional items such as Satie’s Gymnopedie played by Angel Tseng. The orchestra regaled us with ‘Consider yourself’ from ‘Oliver’, and the choir sang a very atmospheric version of ‘Skyfall’. The evening was rounded off with the Rock Band.

Thank you to all performers for entertaining us so well. See more photos here.

Mrs Greene
Head of Music