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 164 I THE HYMERIAN
OLD HYMERIANS’ LUNCH
A number of music students entertained the Old Hymerians during and after their lunch and they were very well received.
ABRSM MUSIC EXAMINATIONS
Grade 8 Passes and Merits: Isabel Bunola-Hadfield, Jennifer Exley, Aisha Forster, Fergus Murphy, Hannah Sweeney, George Jones,
Grade 8 Distinction: Eleanor Bunola-Hadfield, Barnaby Teasdale.
Distinctions Grades: 1-7: Suprithi Ram, Srinidhi Krishnan, Emily Black, Elena Bunola Hadfield, Charlotte Taylor, Reuben Holman, Rachel Wheatley, Thomas Dillon, Alva Lundmark, Gracie-Naomi Azana-Ball, Rhea Reddy, Elijah Koshy, Armaan Gupta, Emily McGurran, Marina Sennaraj, Mukund Tufchi, Ava Eleanor Swift, Oscar Vitkovic, Soalanabo Ifie-Sekebo, Rebecca Sennaraj, Parul Kotwal, Yasharee Pannuri, Zehra Irshad, Michael Han
ARSM Diploma: William Duckworth, Ned Carmichael
In addition two students passed the new ABRSM diploma with merit. They were Ned Carmichael on cello in the Spring term and Will Duckworth on French horn in the Summer term. Both students preceded their examination with a lunch time recital in the Rutter room. Well done to them both and their teachers, Mr Couzin and Mr Bartlett respectively.
THE ARMED MAN – ANNIVERSARY CONCERT, SATURDAY MARCH 17TH 2018
   Term
 Pass
  Merit
  Distinction
  Total
 Autumn
  32
 18
8
  47
 Spring
 41
  24
 14
 80
 Summer
 41
  27
 6
 80
 Total
  103
   69
  28
  207
     Preparations for The Armed Man must have started at least two years before the performance. As soon as we realised that the school had a special anniversary coming up, we were all excited at the prospect of doing a special concert involving as many musicians in school as possible, and maybe some past students and friends. Corinne Cook immediately suggested
The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins, but many other possibilities were suggested by the whole team and numerous conversations followed about the suitability of each of these. I must admit that when I listened to the work I was a little concerned that it may be too difficult for a school with limited time to rehearse. In the end, however, we decided that we would take
on the challenge, as this was to be something special and many other works had been done before at some point. Also the subject matter of peace was entirely appropriate and it is a multi-faith work which suits our school very well.
Not long after this momentous decision had been made, I got an email from Paul Dewhurst, musical director of the Hull Choral Union saying that they were performing The Armed Man and would some
of Hymers’ senior students like to take part. This was the perfect opportunity for a few of our students to get to know the work and experience the excitement of performing it in the newly named Hull Minster, which was undergoing refurbishment at the time. So, in the Autumn term of 2017, intensive rehearsals with the Chamber Choir took place and Corinne Cook persuaded them that the final performance with full choir and orchestra would be worth the hard work. Over the half term holiday our students joined forces
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