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Rawlins Spring Concert - 1966

Loughborough Echo - 13th May 1966

The school hall was packed with an appreciative audience on Thursday and Friday of last week when pupils of the Rawlins Grammar School gave their annual Spring concert. Several items were provided by their young and enthusiastic (and talented) orchestra, together with special musical items by a number of the School House groups. Two solo items were of special distinction.

Avril Schepens (leader of the School Orchestra) gave a pleasant rendering of Moszkowski's Serenata and the school pianist for the past four years, Helen McCaig, gave a sensitive and imaginative performance of Mendelssohn's Andante and Rondo Capriccioso. This was Helen's final concert appearance for the school (she has a place at the Royal Manchester College of Music in the Autumn) and as an encore (the second Movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata) was demanded of her.

The second part of the varied and enjoyable programme consisted of excerpts from J S Bach's "The Peasant Cantata", and a delightful one act play "What Will She Do?" by the eighteenth century French writer Marivaux. The cast of six (Barbara Richardson, Gaynor Gunby, Georgina Glover, Fay Richardson, Margaret Allen and Isobel Sword) gave lively and amusing performances and were supplemented by a chorus both well dressed and in good voice.

Miss Brown (the senior English Mistress) was responsible for the translation of the play from the original French and for its production, whilst the Music Master, Mr Berger, trained and conducted the School Orchestra and choir.

The photograph shows Helen McCaig at the piano

 Submitted on: 2012-11-18
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 1723
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=1723
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