The annual St Cecilia’s Dinner and Concert saw The Hammond Theatre transformed into a glamorous dining venue for a musical extravaganza performed by Senior Hamptonians.

This unique event in the Hampton School Calendar is named after the patron saint of music and musicians and is always a wonderful occasion. The concert is an important fundraiser for the Hampton School Music Society and helps support initiatives such as the Rare Beasts scheme and the purchase of new musical instruments.

Following a champagne reception, the audience were entertained by some of the School’s top musicians. From talented Upper Sixth violinist Johnny Evans-Hutchison performing Bach’s Partita No. 2, Sarabande and Gigue to a piano performance from fellow Upper Sixth Hamptonian Cameron Marshall showcasing Debussy’s La Cathédrale Engloutie. During the three course dinner, the Hampton School Jazz Band of Zachary Dowlatshahi, Felix Droy, Logan Herries, Aitor McConnell, Tom Whitehill and singer Milo Band provided a musical interlude.

The evening concluded with more superb performances from our senior musicians including Upper Sixth pupil Kai Kelly who played Guilmant’s Morceau Symphonique on the baritone horn and accomplished violinist Freddy Liang performing Wieniawki’s Concerto No. 2 Movement II. The concert was a huge success and highlighted the outstanding level of musicianship at Hampton.

St Cecilia’s Gallery 2022

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