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Festivo! Features around 400 performers, it is our largest single music event of the year and this year it promised to be a spectacular celebration of music-making across the Foundation. It had featured two of our ensembles who enjoyed great success on the stage of the National Festival of Music for Youth.  Massed Strings (playing Andante Festivo by Jean Sibelius) and our Symphonic Wind Band (performing Edward Gregson’s Festivo) who both performed, as our Symphony Orchestra, who played Johannes Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture. We also had two Year 13 soloists performing: Danushka who performed a movement from Edward Elgar’s iconic Cello Concerto, accompanied by Symphony Orchestra, while Yash our vocal soloist as our massed choirs and Symphony Orchestra performed three of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs.  The concert came to a spectacular close, as the massed choirs and orchestra were joined by Year 7 from all three schools, in a rousing and energetic performance of Charles Villiers Stanford’s joyful Te Deum in B flat and Hubert Parry’s triumphant I was glad. 

 For any further information on Festivo!, please contact Maria Hargreaves at or call 01509 283770.