WHAT a wonderful event the King’s Ely Beethoven-athon was!
The event – organised by Mr Porter-Thaw and his team on October 1st – was an action-packed day of non-stop musical performances of Beethoven to celebrate the musician’s 250th birthday.
There were more than 50 performances of Beethoven pieces from pupils in Year 2 right the way through to Year 13, as well as members of staff. Performances were held at King’s Ely Acremont, King’s Ely Junior and in The Gibson Recital Hall.
Three students performed full 20-minute plus piano sonatas and King’s Ely Senior students performed movements from all 10 of Beethoven’s violin sonatas. Other highlights included James Schoenberg’s incredible version of the last movement of the ‘Moonlight Sonata’ and the Year 13 Music A Level class’ rendition of ‘A Fifth of Beethoven’ from ‘Saturday Night Fever’.
Thanks to generous donations, the event has also raised more than £100 for Tearfund, a charity dedicated to helping the poorest in society, working in over 50 countries across the globe. To donate, please visit: https://bit.ly/3d1zqSn
Congratulations to everyone involved!