X-ceptional Xmas Concert streams to world

Wycombe High ushered in the festive season with it’s traditional Christmas Concert, which streamed live to the world through Wycombe High TV on Tuesday 9 December and raised over £1300 for Age UK Buckinghamshire! 

Hosted by Year 13 Music Captains Evie and Anna, the show was a musical spectacular that highlighted the phenomenal musical talent possessed by the students, the tireless work of the Music Department and pupils, and the can-do attitude that means Covid or no Covid, the show goes on!

“It was such a fun concert although slightly chaotic at times,” said host Anna. “It was jam-packed with festive cheer and has really put me in the Christmas spirit. I can definitely say it was one of my favourite WHS concerts and was a very uplifting end to what has been quite an unsettling year. I can’t wait for the Carol Service on Tuesday, but am sad that it will be my last one.”

As well as the amazing music, the concert managed to raise over £1300 for Age UK Buckinghamshire, and was filmed and streamed by a student film crew, who took on duties from camera operator to sound engineer to floor manager. 

Mr Kidd reflected on another success for the Music Department. “What I enjoyed most about this Christmas Concert is how everyone, both students and staff, worked together to put on a brilliant concert,” he said. “It really was a great team effort, from performing the music to filming to audio to presenting. The students deserved a concert, but it was their outstanding commitment and hard work that made the evening so special. I also thought our hosts presented superbly.”

One of those hosts, Evie, had a great time. “I think the concert went very well, particularly as it was the first time we intertwined live and recorded performances,” said the Year 13 student. “It was also a very successful evening for Age UK who have contacted us to express their thanks. I think my favourite part was either the hosting and the interactions between myself and Anna or my big timpani roll at the end of Polar Express! I loved presenting it with Anna! We both find we feel very natural presenting together. It’s always a little stressful but that’s what makes it fun! I’m also incredibly grateful to Mr Kidd for organising the event and all the work he put in leading up to it.”

You can watch the full performance at the Wycombe High TV Youtube page

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