Month: July 2011

Gala Concert 2011

Our summer term concert was once again a resounding success.

The Gala Concert is our opportunity to say farewell to our leavers and enjoy a little bit of summer sun with outdoor entertainment.

The formal part of the evening featured performances by our specially formed choir performing excerpts from David Fanshawe’s African Sanctus, Concert Band under the direction of Matt Butler, Senior String Orchestra and NSG Orchestra with Corinne Malitskie and Double Bass Group with Gemma Murray.  We were treated to performances by some of our sixth form leavers, Heather Brown, Hollie Plowman, Bisa Andov, Jo Dunmore, Amanda Giuliano and Eleanor Gedney. Well done girls, we will be sorry to lose you.

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Click here for Part Two of this performance.


The informal part of the evening followed with outdoor performances from Big Band directed by Rob Reid and ‘Tie Rack’ and Steel Pans under the direction of Paul Parker.  There was lots of fun with the Academy Circus students showing off their skills and the ‘Brewing Up’ teapot with our carnival students showing off their costumes.

We were blessed with lovely, warm weather.  Thanks to family, friends and staff for your continued support.

Madrigalis and Big Band – Music for Youth UPDATE

Following on from their success at the regionals of MFY, Madrigalis and Big Band were invited to take part in the finals in Birmingham at the beginning of July.

Madrigalis gave a stunning performance in Birmingham and were highly commended by the judges.

We are delighted to announce that Big Band won the TES Jazz Award. This a a fantastic achievement and means that they are in the running to play the Royal Albert Hall at the Schools Prom in November.

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors at NSG was a great success.

Three performances over three nights left audiences extremely impressed and the cast & all those involved extremely proud of their achievement.

Below is a video of one of the songs from the musical, this scene reveals that the “strange and interesting plant” Audrey II can speak. What it says is to have a huge impact on lead character Seymour (played by Nina Harries).