Members of All Saints joined more than 100 pupils, parents and performers from Jordanhill School on June 14 for a summer’s evening of music.
The concert was a prelude to the School’s annual show in its own large venue, and head of music Mrs Karen Gilmour told the audience she welcomed the opportunity to enable some slightly nervous pupils to test their mettle in more intimate surroundings.
“We would like to thank All Saints for their continuing support for Jordanhill School and the opportunity to perform here,” she said. “We have a big hall in the school which can be intimidating for some of the performers. This church is a great venue – a beautiful building with wonderful acoustics.”
The concert featured the School’s Primary Singers, the S3 music class and:
- singer Darci Reilly with guitarist Euan Fleming;
- saxophone players Euan Methven, Rachel Banks and Cameron Caldwell;
- vocal soloist Sam Houston, Fiona McCann and Zoe Graham, and duettists Matthew McGuire and Larry Clarke;
- flute trio Jessica Hayward, Sarah Jack and Lucy Irving;
- piano soloist Laura Vardy.
The evening raised almost £300 to benefit one of All Saints’ charities, African Steps, and the charity chosen this year by the School’s sixth form, Marie Curie Cancer Care. Student Euan Methven explained that as well as visiting the charity’s Glasgow hospice, pupils had already raised more than £21,000 through events including a disco, bake sale and charity runs.[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”100%” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]
One star of the night was guitarist/singer Zoe Graham, daughter of All Saints members Hugh and Annette Graham, who performed her takes on songs by KT Tunstall and the Beatles (with a hat-tip to Zooey Deschanel’s band She and Him).
As Mrs Gilmour told the audience: “If there’s anyone in the music industry out there …”
Some of Zoe’s original and cover music can be found on Soundcloud. Here’s a sample:[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/90646458″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] [/dropshadowbox]