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  • Day34

    Staff Blog - Mr Spinner

    July 26, 2018 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    Years ago, a friend of mine (the super talented Northamptonshire based composer and multi instrumentalist Philip Bass) said to me, "The symphony orchestra is one of our greatest inventions".
    It certainly is, and this tour has seen two remarkable groups of people sing and play some very difficult music amazingly well.
    We've been faced with numerous challenges along the way - just one of them being the need to lift the harp up a lengthy staircase in the Archbishop's Palace. Recognising our need for help, a team of student volunteers immediately assembled to help lift our heavy and valuable harp so carefully, it was as if as if they had paid for it themselves.
    I jumped at the chance to be a part of this tour, and I'm so glad I did. The team spirit across the entire group of young people and teachers has made this tour an absolute pleasure. A huge thank you to all of the students and staff for all of the unforgettable musical moments from our amazing choir and symphony orchestra. The standing ovations at our concerts say it all.
    Bravo. Encore!

    Jon Spinner
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    Bravo everyone! Have been following your everyday happenings, what a lovely story of brilliant musicians and singers performing the concerts with such professionalism. I’m sure all you parents out there are extremely proud. Shall miss reading my evening catch-up with everyone! Safe journey home everyone and Bravo once again! 🎼