Talented pupils prove they can shine on stage

Members of Trinity Singers performed solo parts in Ben E King's Stand By Me.
Members of Trinity Singers performed solo parts in Ben E King's Stand By Me.

The musical and vocal talents of young people in Thorne came under the spotlight at a summer showcase.

Year ten pupils at Trinity Academy studying BTEC music put the concert together, from designing the programme and stage managing the performers to providing refreshments for the audience of parents and friends.

On stage, the artists put on a largely modern programme including instrumental pieces, solo vocalists and band performances with covers of The Kinks, Gotye, R Kelly, Foo Fighters and R.E.M, rounding off with Stevie Wonder’s Superstition.

Academy band The Mondays rocked the audience while solo singers Robin Coe, Amy Woodroffe and Emily Liddle showed off their vocal talents.

The Academy wind band, percussion group, jazz group and Trinity Singers choir also gave professional performances.

Principal Ian Brew said: “The range of instruments on stage and the musical styles the students performed just shows the diversity and talent we have at Trinity Academy.

“It’s not easy performing on stage in front of an audience and my congratulations go to all those who played or sang.”

Mr Brew paid tribute to the stage managers, audio visual team led by teacher Jon Chapman, peripatetic music teachers Louise Patterson, Dan Clark and Gareth Smith, and academy music teacher Catherine Miles.

And he made special mention of head of music Jane Ledwood, who is leaving this term.

“Events like this don’t happen by magic and our music department, led by Mrs Ledwood, supports many Academy events from the carol service to prize giving to our annual productions,”

Pupil Jake Taylor, 15, one of the organisers, said: “We didn’t have a lot of time to organise it so it’s a big relief we pulled it off.”

Luke Astill, 15, added: “It’s the first time we’ve organised anything like this and everyone seemed to enjoy it.” The concert raised around £130 for the Academy’s charity fund.