8 May 2019

The Y5 Soirée is always a popular annual event, and this year’s was no exception. By 6pm, the school hall was awash with parents bearing picnic baskets and excited boys ready to provide an evening’s entertainment.

Seb was first to perform a jazz piece, ‘Strollin’, on his trombone, and there followed solos from Colman on violin and Ollie VH on piano. In great Abingdon Prep tradition, 5L recited ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes, then Eric and Willem played clarinet and saxophone respectively before Reeve’s Harry Potter theme on guitar and Nirmat’s ‘Rasta Monkey’ on drum kit.

The second half saw solos from Oscar on oboe, Laurie on double bass, finishing with Lawrence’s ‘Yellow Brick Road’ on piano. After another rendition of ‘The Highwayman’, this time by 5S, the whole year group performed selections from the musical ‘Oliver’ complete with acting, props and beautiful, tuneful solos from Ollie C, Ollie G, Toby, Finn, Lawrence, Jacob, Freddie and Rodion – a truly grand finale!

Once again the audience went home hugely impressed and enthused by what they had seen at the Soirée. It gave the perfect platform for the boys to showcase their amazing singing and dramatic abilities.

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