Gala Concert amazes guests as we continue our 140th Birthday celebrations

140th Birthday festivities conclude with a fantastic evening of celebration and music at our Gala Concert

Over the course of the last year, staff, students and friends of the school alike have helped celebrate what has been a milestone birthday in the history of Northampton High School. For 140 years, we have been pioneers in girls’ education, giving pupils the best platform possible as they strive to achieve their dreams.

We have celebrated this momentous occasion by holding an array of exciting events, which included our Arts Festival week, our 1878 Reception and our Old Girls’ Association Lunch amongst many others. As our 140th Birthday year draws to a close, we were delighted to have the chance to hold one last celebratory event with all of our friends – our 140th Birthday Gala Concert.

Held on Friday 7 December at the beautiful All Saints’ Church in the heart of Northampton, which was historically the spiritual home of the High School, current students and staff collaborated with Orchestra of the Swan, an English professional chamber orchestra of international renown, to produce a spectacular evening of  music. Our students were afforded the wonderful experience to play alongside acclaimed professionals such as David Le Page, violinist and Concert Master, Rebecca von Lipinski, Soprano, and James Dutton, Flautist, to produce some truly breath taking performances that will certainly live long in our memories.

A packed audience inside All Saints’ Church was left awestruck as we were treated to more than a dozen musical pieces, which included magnificent performances from our very own Thea Deacon, Helena Thomas and Natasha Wilcockson, all under the watchful eye of our Director of Music, Mr Nathan, who did a stellar job in orchestrating the proceedings.

A truly memorable evening to help celebrate what has been a historic year in the life of Northampton High School. We thank Mr Nathan, Miss Bricknall, Mrs Wilmot, the many members of staff and countless others who worked tirelessly to bring this marquee event to life. Thanks also go to friend of the school and our former governor, John Griff, who did a superb job of being compere for the evening, Father Oliver and his team at All Saints’ Church, and, last but by no means least, Orchestra of the Swan for a stunning evening of musical entertainment.

To view the photos from this fantastic event, please click here.


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