The Latymer Link - page 26

s we come to the end of another musical school year, I thought it would be appropriate to include an
excerpt from a review by Latymer parent Laudan Nooshin Nabijou of the Music at Latymer concert at the end
of the spring term.
One of my most enduring memories as a Latymer parent is the very first concert I attended when my son was
in year 7, and being completely overwhelmed by the quality of music-making and the real sense of musical
community in the school. Almost seven years and more than 50 concerts (yes, I counted!) later, I continue to
be amazed at the talent of these young musicians and the commitment of the music staff.
The grand finale of the concert was selections from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana performed by Senior Choir
and visitors, with vocal solos by Sarah Young and Katie Allen. This was a lesser-known and very interesting
arrangement with accompaniment on two pianos and percussion, rather than the more often-performed
orchestral version. As a parent in the choir, I thoroughly enjoyed singing with such a wonderful group of
musicians and would wholeheartedly recommend the experience to anyone thinking of joining the choir for
next year’s spring concert. The impressive performances by Eliza King Lassman and Clarence Ip-Tang on piano
and percussionists Gabriel Anstee, Dylan Caines, Stas Butler, Ellen Pearce-Davies and Harry Sullivan, with Mr
Fullbook on timpani, made for an exciting end to a thoroughly inspiring concert.
As I come to the end of my time as a Latymer parent, the concerts will be what I miss most. The school is
fortunate to have so many talented pupils, and they in turn are blessed with an incredibly hard-working team
of music staff who nurture their talents and provide them with such amazing performance opportunities and
experiences which I’m sure they will remember for years to come. I know I will. Thank you Latymer Music
Department for seven years of wonderful concerts!
The full article will appear in the next School Magazine.
Jim Harrison
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