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Summer Concert

03 July 2009

Over the years the music heard at the school\'s annual summer concert at the symphony hall has undoubtedly been of a truly remarkable standard; together with KEHS the students and teachers alike produce music worthy of Birmingham\'s finest venue. As a school musician moving into my final year at King Edward\'s, naturally I expected no different from this year\'s concert. Imagine then, if you will, my surprise when things got even better; 2009, for me, was the year of King Edward\'s finest summer concert. A bold claim? To be sure. But what can contend with a stylish performance of Stravinsky\'s Petrouchka, an outstanding display of talent and passion by Jinah Shim with Grieg\'s Piano Concerto in A minor, and the boisterously magnificent Polostvian Dances? It is no surprise that such performances coincided with a celebration of KEHS\' 125th year of existence; the moving Adiemus performed by the girls choir proved that we can still expect great things from future concerts. Along with the usual high quality renditions from the likes of the Swing Band\'s and the other ensembles, it was truly a combination worthy of contention. A bold claim, yes, but I might just be right this year.

James Shirley