On Tuesday evening a packed CMA heard well over 100 performers sing and play in the Spring Concert. The range of different styles of music was large: Year 10 pupils performed songs by Shawn Mendes and Clean Bandit, a Sixth Form choir sang unaccompanied pieces by Stanford, Gibbons and Vaughan Williams, there were instrumental solos of Bartok, Poulenc and Weber, and the orchestra played some familiar tunes from Pirates of the Caribbean. The first half closed with a vocal and instrumental performance of James Brown’s ‘I Feel Good’ – many audience members agreed that they stole the show. In the second half, the OLA Brass Band made its debut in a whole-school concert, playing three tunes arranged by their director Sarah Humphrey. The concert finished with the Choral Society singing unaccompanied sacred pieces by Bruckner and Allegri, and finally Come ye Sons of Art, an Ode for the Queen’s birthday by Purcell. The evening showed the breadth and depth of musical talent in the school, and the amount of effort students had put into preparing for the concert was evident in some outstanding performances.