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Carnival of the Animals at Cadogan Hall

On Wednesday 2 March, our vibrant Performing Arts Department went on tour to perform in the prestigious London venue of Cadogan Hall.

Over 100 pupils from the Lower Third through to the Upper Sixth delighted a buoyant and appreciative audience with over two hours of music. Each performance was themed around animals, with the central piece of Saint Saens's The Carnival of the Animals performed by the Sinfonia, with its virtuosic piano duet deftly played by Will (Upper Sixth) and Jacob (Lower Sixth).

Every school ensemble performed at Cadogan Hall, from the Lower School Choir and Ensemble through to our Swing Band and Schola. The pupils truly rose to the occasion and excelled, displaying the eclectic mix of music performed at St John's and their infectious enthusiasm was on display throughout the evening. There was even a chance for the audience to join in with a chorus of Flanders and Swann's The Hippopotamus!

Ollie White, the Director of Performing Arts was thrilled with hoe the pupils performed on the evening.

‘They were fabulous ambassadors for the School and the stage was overflowing with talent from across all year groups; the musicianship on display was extraordinary. The evening was a zoological delight!’ - Ollie White