|12 Dec 2022|
Monday 14 November saw the Hymers Recital Club perform in the Rutter Recital Room at Hymers College, showcasing the talents of three of the current music teachers, alongside an Old Hymerian singer.
Lester Bartlett (Head of Brass) organised the concert and told us more about it:
I organise three Hymers Recital concerts a year. My initial aim when I started it was to show case current music staff and ex pupils of a high standard in a one hour concert. The concerts are free but we take a collection for anyone who feels able to give at the end for the school charities.
This recital was Andrew Penny's final concert performing before retiring at Christmas and it was fitting that ex-Hymerian Beth Mackay (OH 1991-2001) sang, as she was the soloist for Classics in the Park when it was held at Hymers College, which was fronted by Andrew Penny. Richard Quick (Head of Intermediate Music, 1995) also performed.
Andrew Penny, who has been teaching music at the school for 45 years, shared finer details below about the music that was performed that evening:
My contribution was the Concertino for Clarinet by Gilbert Vinter, a three movement piece with Lester accompanying me on the piano. Richard then played a Sonatina by Dvorak. Beth sang several arias and songs, with me in the middle playing a Sidney Bechet classic called Petite Fleure. To finish, we all played my arrangement of All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern.