Spring concert held by Wallace High pupils

Soloist Zoe Jackson singing in Lisburn Cathedral during The Wallace High School spring concert.
Soloist Zoe Jackson singing in Lisburn Cathedral during The Wallace High School spring concert.

The Wallace High School recently held their spring concert in Lisburn Cathedral and as always it proved to be a huge success.

This year the programme included a huge variety and contrast, from the string quartet playing Gilbert and Sullivan, through Allegri’s “Miserere” and Weezer’s “Say it ain’t so”.

Year 13 pupil Zoe Jackson, who recently won the 20th century song competition at the Portadown Music Festival, not only stunned the audience with resonating top C s in the Allegri, but also sang an emotionally exceptional “O mio babbino Caro” (Puccini).

Year 11 pupil Dominic Yu also deserves praise for winning the solo piano competition in the Portadown music festival and was also nominated as the most promising pianist.

Soloists, including Samuel Anderson on trumpet, Jack Easson on trombone, and Rachel O’Connor’s premiere of “Momentum”, her outstanding GCSE composition, were all very well received during the spring concert.

Year 14 pupils Hannah Garrett and Amy Pollock sang compellingly in Lloyd Webber’s “Pie Jesu” and the Honours choir rose admirably to the challenges presented by Whitacre’s “Lux arumque”.

The Honours will perform a solo recital on Sunday May 25 at 7:30 pm in Drumbeg parish church, whilst Capella will perform the mid summer concert on Saturday June 21 in St Patrick’s church, Chapel hill, Lisburn at 7:30 and then a lunchtime recital in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin on June 25.

The junior concert will take place on June 19 at 7:30 pm in the Assembly Hall. Rehearsals are well underway and this promises to be a great evening, followed, as now a tradition, by a barbecue. All involved in music at The Wallace High School wish to invite members of the public to these events which showcase the musical talent of the pupils in the Lisburn school.