12 hours of continuous music filled the air at Farlington School at its Musical Marathon on Tuesday (June 26).
Brainchild of the Music Department Anne Stearns and Jane Thomas, this unique event started at 8.30am with Cappuccino with Chopin which provided parents with a mellow start to their day.
The marathon at the school in Strood Park, Horsham showcased a plethora of concerts which included an urban soundz workshop; a promenade concert; a staff and pupils’ rock festival; and a musical teddy bears picnic.
Visitors were welcomed to the Lunchtime Concert where they were treated to a programme of ‘classical’ showstoppers performed by Farlington’s teaching staff.
The headline concerts were connected together by a variety of ‘links-in-the-chain’ toensured the music never stopped.
Diana Heath, Farlington’s PR Officer. said: “Proceedings culminated with our Magnificent, Mellifluous Music Hall, ably compered by Farlington’s David Thomas, whose oratory skills were matched only by his charm and wit.
“There was an enthusiastic and raucous response from the audience to his titillating, tantalising and terrific alliteration!
“None of this would have been possible without the enthusiasm, energy, and commitment of the Farlington girls. They all took part, from Upper Sixth girls who had just finished A levels, down to the smallest Nursery children.”
One parent said: “The sheer joy on the face of that little girl was a joy to behold!” Truly a day to remember.”