On Thursday 5 December the St Mary’s girls performed in a spectacular Christmas Extravaganza. The show was comprised of dancing, singing and instrumental and dramatic pieces, and show-cased the talents of girls from year 3 all the way up to year 13! The Prep Department choir opened proceedings with a beautiful rendition of “O Holy Night” followed by an energetic performance of “Rock Around the Shops!”
Girls from Year Seven then performed a fantastic extract from “Annie” complete with convincing Stateside accents! Three girls from Year Nine wowed the audience with their beautiful ballet performance to “Halo” by Beyonce, Jenny in Year Ten played a stunning solo on her saxophone which was followed by an equally impressive piano solo by Year Seven pupil Loletta. Girls in Year Ten’s GCSE drama group then put on a superb performance of “The Perils of Pauline” by Paul King with a wonderfully expressive Alex portraying Pauline, a girl forever finding herself in unusual predicaments. The Year Six dance troupe then got us all grooving along to “Jingle Bells” before the Senior Choir rounded off the first half with “Jingle Bell Rock.”
The audience were treated to mince pies and mulled wine in the interval, warming them up suitably for a fun packed festive second half of the Extravaganza opened by the Year Eleven GCSE group’s edgy performance of “Flint St Nativity.” Year Seven and Eight’s dancers, led by Emily, treated us to a lively “All I want for Christmas” boogie followed by a beautiful version of “Part of your World” from The Little Mermaid sung by Year Nine’s Ellie. The audience then enjoyed a humourous Scrooge remake entitled “A Teenage Christmas Carol” starring girls from Year Six followed by an impressive piano duet from Year Elevens Jessica and Chloe. Jessica then played an outstanding Mozart piece “Fantasia in D Minor” before the Chamber Choir sang a haunting version of “In the Bleak Midwinter.” The fabulous evening was then rounded off with a good old fashioned sing along accompanied by a polished orchestra of varying ages. The Senior Hall was filled with the dulcet tones of students, parents and teachers alike merrily crooning along to Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Winter Wonderland among others.
The first ever St Mary’s Christmas Extravaganza was made possible after a colossal effort from staff and students, and was the perfect way to showcase the diverse and plentiful expressive arts talents of the girls and, of course, to kick off the festive period!
You can see the fabulous film Mrs Williams made here.
Merry Christmas from all at St Mary’s