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Godalming college concert orchestra

Music in the Park

Young musicians at Godalming College were very privileged to have opened this year’s Music in the Park concert series organised by the GO Godalming Association.  

Students from the college’s concert orchestra and jazz band performed a two hour set on Godalming’s bandstand in the shining sun to a large audience. The 60 strong concert orchestra performed a range of music including theme from Pirates of the Caribbean, a medley from Les Miserables, Pomp and Circumstance, an Elvis medley, Party Dance Anthem, Irish Party in Third Class, You Can’t Stop the Beat from Hairspray and the theme from Family Guy to name but a few pieces. The Jazz Band has over 20 members who performed Virtual Insanity, Son of a Preacher Man, Beyond the Sea, Take Five, Enter Sandman and Birdland. The Jazz Band included powerful vocal performances from Gina Dunn, Hannah Hay and Hannah McAuley.

The concert raised money for the Dan Eley foundation, a charity that the college and Music department particularly have strong links to. Funds raised from the concert will go to supporting homeless, jobless and vulnerable youngsters in the borough of Waverley. The charity encourages the ethos of better-off young people in the borough organising events to help the less advantaged members of their age cohort. 

The Surrey Advertiser described the concert as a ‘very well attended event and a wonderful start to a whole programme of music’. Concerts are on every Sunday from 3-5pm until September. The college have loved being part of this programme for the past three years and are looking forward to performing again next year.