‘Exceptional standard’ at CGS Spring Concert

On the evenings of March 22 and 23, Coleraine Grammar School hosted their annual Spring Concert.

Over 500 parents, grandparents, governors and staff enjoyed the outstanding range of musical items during the two evenings.

Chamber choir.

Chamber choir.

Music by classical composers Tchaikovsky, Haydn and Purcell was featured, as well as cover versions of Nirvana and current track “Human” by Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, some of the pupils’ own compositions were showcased too, plus Irish dancing that had been choreographed by a pupil.

The pupils played, danced and sang to an exceptionally high standard. The hours of rehearsals that they had invested with their teachers, Mr Richard McCreery, Mrs Jayne McCreery and Ms Suzanne Cameron were clear to see.

Some of the audience members commented on the fact that there was, “Such a wide range of talent!” and that the concert was, “an amazing evening of varied music to an exceptional standard.”

The pupils’ enthusiasm and enjoyment of performing was infectious and the two nights proved to be thoroughly well received.

The Music prizewinners for the Spring Concert were as follows:

The Heather Flanagan Trophy for Musicianship: Michael Simpson

The Riddell Cup for Composition: Emma Tran

The FE Bassett Prize for the Most Promising Pupil: Alexander Galbraith and Matthew McNeill.

The Campbell Cup for Strings: Shreya Ghaie

The M Lyons Trophy for Composition: Helena Scott and Bethany McClelland.

The Performers Cup: Jasmine Morris

The Jayne McCollum Cup for Progress in Junior Music: Lucy Millar.

The Elizabeth McIlwaine Cup for the Most Promising Pianist: Henry McCallum

The Jeremy Farrell Cup for String Players: Abbie Patterson.