The Academy Orchestra and Choir performed at the City Schools Concert at Milton Court on 30 January. The occasion was fantastic and our students felt extremely privileged to perform at such a reputable venue. The Academy Choir performed a Gospel arrangement of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy and the Academy Orchestra performed a film music medley which included the themes from Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean. Teodora Mitaru, a Year 10 student commented, “It was a great experience for me to perform in such a great venue. I made a lot of friends with students from the other schools and it was also fantastic to hear their performances.” The Academy orchestra attended an inspiring exploration of the building blocks of Stravinsky’s music culminating in a full performance of The Rite of Spring given by the London Symphony Orchestra in The Barbican Hall. The performance was also accompanied by dramatic and exciting animations commissioned for this project. The students thoroughly enjoyed the chance to see a complete symphony orchestra in action as well as listening to such a revolutionary piece of music.