A Celebration of Music

The 5th Partnership concert at the Sage Gateshead did certainly not disappoint as students from 11 partnership schools combined their talents to provide a wonderful evening of entertainment. Representative musicians from St John’s performed Zadok the Priest by Handel in the collaborative choir. Instrumentalists Hannah Costello and Chloe Smith played along in a Blues Brothers Medley in the Partnership Big band where Matthew Stringer wowed the audience with his improvised solo on tenor saxophone.

St John’s Choir, led by Miss Bell, performed When I Grow Up from Matilda the Musical. Incorporating fun actions and movement, the song opened with soloist Kiera Taylor, followed by Holly Taylor and Elize Davies. The choir have worked hard at developing their tone, technique and choreography resulting in a polished performance – well done to everyone involved.