YOUNG musicians and singers gave two impressive performances and raised money for charity.
At St Augustine’s RC High School, Billington, pupils took centre stage and performed “One Sun One World”, the latest musical by Peter Rose and Anne Conlon, whose works are now performed regularly in all five continents.
Despite the short window for rehearsals (Year 7 members of the choir had only been at St Augustine’s for six weeks before they faced the public) the quality of the singing and musicianship was recognised by the enthusiastic response from the audience.
The school choir had previously sung “One Sun One World” in London at the Royal Albert Hall and, earlier this year, in Geneva, before the President of Switzerland and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
The school was delighted Peter Rose and Anne Conlon were able to attend this event in person. For Peter Rose it brought back happy memories of when he was Head of Music at St Augustine’s.
Other guests included representatives from the World Wide Fund for Nature who commissioned the musical. They were presented with a cheque for £333, raised from the raffles held on both nights.