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30 Apr
2020

KEHS sew and knit hearts for Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Covid-19 Ward has asked volunteers who can sew or knit, to create pairs of matching hearts.

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13 Mar
2020

Choral and Orchestral Concerts

On the afternoon of Sunday 8th March, the first Choral and Orchestral concert took place in the Ruddock Hall. Choral Society performed a stunning rendition of Vivaldi's Gloria with outstanding solos from Naina, Alisha, Scarlett and Sanjana. Many years ago, these solo parts would have been performed by professionals...

06 Mar
2020

Woodwind and Brass Instrumental Evening

On Monday 2nd March students from KEHS performed in the Woodwind and Brass Instrumental Evening in the Ruddock Hall. Congratulations to Radhika, Saran, Shalini, Shasmeen and Emily for performing such lovely solos. There was also some excellent ensemble playing from Grace, Rosie and Aditi who...

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06 Mar
2020

NCO Success

Congratulations to Derwent who has been awarded the Peter Clarke Memorial Cup by the National Children's Orchestra South Westerlies Regional Orchestra for her musicality and dedication in 2019. She is the youngest recipient of the Cup since it started in 2007.​

28 Feb
2020

CBSO Youth Orchestra Pre-concert Performance

Well done to the 'Rose Quartet' of Samantha, Jennifer, Naina and Beatrice who performed in Symphony Hall prior to the CBSO Youth Orchestra Concert on 23rd February. The girls delivered a 30 minute programme of Haydn, Dvořák and Shostakovich to an audience of approximately 150 people.​

28 Feb
2020

Instrumental Evening

Congratulations to the following students who performed in the Strings instrumental evening on 24th February: Aneekka, Rachel, Karen, Naomi, Ritisha, Bryneet, Srilakshmi and Aparna. Thank you as well to Ms Sanders for accompanying the girls.​

28 Feb
2020

Lunchtime Recital

Congratulations to all the musicians who performed at the lunchtime recital on 13th February. Naina opened the concert on the viola with a stunning rendition of Bruch's Kol Nidrei. Ami Chen followed with a beautiful interpretation of Leighton's Elegy and, for the finale, Ivy, Bronagh and Ami gave a magnificent

14 Feb
2020

Lunchtime Recital

Congratulations to the musicians who performed at last week's lunchtime recital. The 'Rose Quartet' of Samantha, Jennifer, Naina and Beatrice treated us to a stunning performance of the vivace ma non troppo from Dvořák's American Quartet No. 12. This was followed by a tremendous interpretation of Shostakovich's...

14 Feb
2020

Performers’ Platform

Last week's Performers' Platform was a showcase of solo performances and chamber music by advanced musicians from both schools. Isabel, on the violin, performed John Williams' Remembrances from Schindler's List. Sara, on the harp, played Debussy's Arabesque No.1. Rebecca, performed Mendelssohn's...

10 Feb
2020

One of our Best Ever Musical Productions: Chicago 2020

The Senior Production is always an exciting landmark in the School's year, and last week we presented Chicago, a musical masterpiece set against the jazz tunes of the roaring twenties. Over 70 students came together on stage, behind the scenes and in the band to create something truly magical. Charlotte, Grace...

10 Jan
2020

KEHS Music Makers on Tour

​Our first KEHS Music Makers Chamber Music Tour took place on Monday 16th December when Samantha Burley, Jennifer, Naina, Beatrice and Shivanii took to the road to perform a selection of well known Christmas music to Primary School children aged between 3 and 7. The tour included visits to Raddlebarn Primary...

10 Jan
2020

CBSO: A Vision of the Future

On Thursday 9th January, Katie and Renee took part in the CBSO Concert: A Vision of the Future. This was a project run by the CBSO Youth Ambassadors who took over the CBSO and put on a fantastic event. The programme included Marquez, 'Danzón No.2' and Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'.

10 Jan
2020

Lunchtime Recital

Congratulations to the musicians who performed at this week's lunchtime recital at the Ruddock Hall. Beatrice began the concert with Holst's Invocation. The cello and piano are imitative of each other throughout the piece, Beatrice captured this beautifully and gave an excellent performance. Samantha concluded the...

10 Jan
2020

Senior Swing Band Outreach Tour

On Monday 16th December, the Senior Swing Band visited four primary schools, in Small Heath and Rednal, to give ‘Christmassy’ concerts to primary school children in their final week of term. Many of the children had never experienced live music of this kind before, so it was a real treat for them, and the band did a...

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16 Dec
2019

Christmas Cards

The Art department is pleased to announce the Christmas card competition winners for 2019. Congratulations to Salihah who won the Upper School prize with her beautiful water colour Christmas Tree design and also to Ankita, who won the Lower School prize for her Winter Reindeer design. We had many entries this year...

16 Dec
2019

Christmas Concerts

The end of the Autumn term has been a busy one for the Music Department, with no sign of things slowing down just yet! A whole term's work for all of our ensembles culminated in our three Christmas Concerts on Sunday 8th and Monday 9th December. Our festive music extravaganza saw sold out audiences in the...

16 Dec
2019

Music News

Well done to Derwent who has been offered a place in the Under 13 National Children’s Orchestra. Congratulations to all musicians who performed at Speech Day. Olivia and Ivy performed Halvorsen's violin duet Passacaglia from Handel's Suite No. 7 in G minor...

16 Dec
2019

Thirds Trip to Peter Pan

For their first theatre trip, in conjunction with their English lessons, this year’s Thirds were as excited as the titular airborne adventurer they were going to see. The REP’s adaptation had transplanted the Darling family from Victorian London to a Bordesley Green council estate, with many of the young cast...

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16 Dec
2019

Aliyah Performs live on BBC Radio West Midlands

On Thursday 5th December, Aliyah, in her role as Birmingham’s Young Poet Laureate, was invited to perform one of her poems and discuss her work on BBC Radio West Midlands. Aliyah’s poem was entitled Matinée in the operating theatre, which you can read on the English Department Blog. Aliyah’s radio slot was so...

10 Dec
2019

Guitar Evening

Congratulations to all students who performed at the guitar evening last week. The Guitar Orchestra comprised of Anthea, Daya, Emma, Kate, Nikita, Sophia, Sundeep and Vybhavi performed Gordan Dunn's Chelski, Richard Charlton's Partial Eclipse and Mykola Leontovych's Carol of the Bells. Soloists included Kate...

10 Dec
2019

Lunchtime Recital

Congratulations to all musicians who performed at last week's Lunchtime Recital at the Ruddock Hall. KEHS Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Ms Sanders, opened the concert with a stunning performance of Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. This was followed by a lively interpretation of Spanish composer Martínez...

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02 Dec
2019

Barber Recital

On Friday 22nd November, we hosted our annual lunchtime recital at the Barber Concert Hall to a packed audience as part of their Lunchtime Concert series. Naomi, performed Rosenblatt's Variations on a Theme of Paganini. Renee, Daniel, Enoch and Naomi concluded the recital with their performance of the Rondo...

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02 Dec
2019

Thirds Evening of Drama

On Thursday, members of the Year 7 Drama Club came together to present a wonderful array of scenes based on Greek Legend. The performers used a range of performance skills and showed an excellent understanding of stage craft as they presented their witty plays to a packed Studio Theatre. An immense amount of...

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25 Nov
2019

Fantastic Junior Production

This week we have seen over 100 students from both KEHS and KES working together to create our Junior Production, An Awfully Big Adventure. Sixth formers from Stage Crew have ably managed backstage, calling the show, operating the sound, lighting and managing the props and costumes. Over 75 students from...