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A Visit From The Lord Mayor!

A Visit From The Lord Mayor Of London

Andrew Parmley, the 689th Lord Mayor of London attended a thrilling concert of music at Prendergast School on Thursday 8 June. As Londoners voted for a new government performers from the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools delighted the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress with a concert of music that spanned 6 genres and 400 years. There was Gospel and choral singing, classical duets and solos, singer songwriters, pop, soul and blues. All the performers were under 15 and the level of talent and expertise on display drew gasps and enthusiastic applause. The Lord Mayor, himself a practicing musician, former Director of Music, patron of the London Symphony Orchestra and Head Master warmly congratulated the students. The performance was watched by Governors, parents and students from all of the schools in the Federation.

The visit had been organised by the Leathersellers’ Company and its Master Mr Ian Russell.
The visit was a further development of the Sir John Staples Society which supports interest in the arts, music, commerce, politics, religion and science amongst the students. All 27 performances ranging from the cutting edge ‘You’ll be Back’ from the musical Hamilton, to Seisz’s Concerto #2, to the Dudziaz by Weiniawski deserve a mention. The full list of performances is available on the school website.

 

Posted on 14th June 2017