Requiem in Blue

Pupils and staff delivered an outstanding musical showcase to family and friends last week, with Harvey Brough’s Requiem in Blue Concert and music from the School Concert Band, Strings and Orchestra.

The concert on Thursday was held in the Helen and Walter Ross Assembly Hall and began with the Festival Wind Band playing a variety of songs. During the performance, Max Rodney wowed the audience on the marimba with his rendition of ‘The Firecracker’ by Ian Macpherson. 

Following this, the String Collective had everyone tapping their toes, performing traditional Scottish ballads, including ‘Da Slockit Licht’, ‘The Thistle O’ Scotland’, ‘The Miller O’ Hirn’ and ‘The Barrowburn Reel’.

It was then the turn of the Sinfonia group to deliver a heartfelt performance, rounding off the first half of the evening with their very own rendition of ‘Thinking out loud’ by Ed Sheeran, click here to watch. 

After the break, the Requiem in Blue concert took place, with Harvey Bough’s music brought to life by pupils and staff, conducted by Head of Music Performance, Mr Walton.

Harvey Bough is best known as the founder of the 1980s jazz vocal group ‘Harvey and the Wallbangers’ and his music combines a fusion of jazz and folk music alongside sacred choral music.

The show consisted of nine movements, with the Senior Choir, staff, the Intermediate Choir, P6 Choir and soloists delivering an unforgettable performance during a 50-minute set. 

Solo singers on the evening were Molly Bambrough (S5), Eve McIntyre (S5), Flora Ritchie (S6), Fiona Forster (S5), Lucy Martin (S5), Ruth McPherson (S5), Finlay Watt (S4) and Michael Wyllie (S4).  

The finale saw Depute Rector of Curriculum, Mr Bagnall, deliver a meaningful reading to round off the incredible concert.  

The Hutchie charity committee would like to thank everyone who gave so generously on the night - they raised £670 for our 2017/18 Headline Charity, Calum’s Cabin. 



To view photographs from the evening, please click here

To view the full concert, please click here


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