The CPS Autumn Concert took a slightly different form this year as we were unable to invite an audience to watch. However, the pupils were undeterred and still made music with a wonderful array of ensembles all performing in year group bubbles. The restrictions meant that we established even more ensembles than we would have in normal times. With a total of 19 groups of instrumentalists and singers, we were treated to a full day of recording, to share with families and friends.

There were many highlights including the Form 5 Girls’ Choir with their beautifully blended and characterful performance, as well as the Lower School Band with their energetic version of ‘Tequila’! The percussion groups gave solid and rhythmically polished performances adding vitality and excitement to the day.

Our String players were well represented across all years groups.  A clear progression can be heard as the players gain experience and confidence as they move through the school. The Woodwind and Brass departments did not disappoint and showcased a full complement of instruments across all ages.

There is certainly much to be excited about as these pupils grow in maturity and experience and we will, no doubt, reap the musical benefits of these players in the coming years. Singing has always been very strong at CPS and our singers were represented in all years ranging from the Form 2 Choir with their enthusiastic rendition of ‘Gonna Rise Up Singing’ to the rousing version of ‘Yellow Submarine’ by the Form 6 Boys.

A long day of filming was certainly worthwhile and the pupils are lucky enough to be able to cherish their recordings for years to come. Music at CPS is undoubtedly thriving and we look forward to welcoming audiences in the near future.