Thursday 1st May 2008 by C. Freeman
Brooke Weston's latest musical extravaganza, the Take That Showcase has proved a resounding success. The one and a half hour show ended with a torchlit serenade when the audience in the darkened auditorium shone keyring lights emblazoned with the BW logo, and everyone sang along to 'Angels' and 'Back for Good.'
The show featured 17 Take That classics, with the flute and clarinet groups, wind ensemble, jazz choir, chamber choir and full Brooke Weston choir all taking part. Vocal soloists were Katie-Rose Parker, William Downey and Shaney Langhorn while Abbie Wells played a piano solo, Lee Griffiths and Katie Cridge joined up for a saxophone duet and Shannon Wilkins and Hannah Elwood sang together.
Head of Music, Mr Steve Duguid, co-ordinated the concert and had the novel idea of providing the keyring lights to audience members. He said: 'It was a really great finale to the show. Everyone worked hard and had a great time.'
Judging from the admiring emails received after the show, the audience loved it. There were several congratulatory messages. One read: 'There is a huge amount of musical talent at Brooke Weston. It is evident that everyone involved has worked extremely hard, but also has had immense enjoyment in putting on the show. '
Another said: 'I just had to say a big thank you to the teachers who gave up their time to produce such a great show and to say an even bigger thank you to the cast of the show, who put their whole heart and soul into making it a very entertaining evening.'
Thanks to all those who took part, gave technical help or who came along to support this College event. Special thanks must go to Parents in Partnership who provided the refreshments.