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Last night, the Griffin Arts Festival held its very first ‘A night at the proms’.

The Proms was attended by all of the winning students taking part in the London residential along with their GAF Leads. They were also joined by many VIP guests such as Trustees, local families and friends, colleagues and partner companies.

The evening began with a tour of the art gallery showing work from students at Willow Brook and was followed by an opportunity for everyone to network. Performers from Nicholas Chamberlaine helped create a relaxing and welcoming environment by playing and singing to guests.

The evenings performance was by the London Gay Symphonic Winds (LGSW) and was conducted by our very own Head of Music, Lewis Delivett and included special appearances from two members of staff; Head of School at Riverley, Justin Creasey and Teacher of Music at Nicholas Chamberlaine, Chris Small. Nicholas Chamberlaine students hosted the evening’s performance and gave interesting pieces of information to the audience about the music.

Everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves with many singing along to the final song, Jerusalem, and waving flags in the air. One student commented that the music was so peaceful and was her favourite part of the residential experience.

The evening was an opportunity to widen our students horizons through classical music, and it has created a proud tradition within GAF which will be continued annually.

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