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Senior Production 2
04 Feb
2019

Senior Production: Suspicion, Mistrust and Mortality

This year’s senior production, The Crucible, is running from Wednesday 30th January to Saturday 2nd February and even featured an added performance due to the popular demand for tickets! The show includes a talented cast of 45 actors evenly split across KEHS and KES; the cast and crew have worked extraordinarily hard..

Aliyah
04 Feb
2019

Aliyah's Poet Laureate Work

Since being appointed as Birmingham’s Young Poet Laureate, Aliyah has been busy! Last weekend she performed at the Council House in Birmingham city centre, showcasing an original piece, entitled Fraying Homes, which she wrote for Holocaust Memorial Day.

Cbso
28 Jan
2019

Thirds Trip to Symphony Hall

On Friday 18th January 2019, the Thirds went to a concert given by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, featuring strings, woodwind, brass and percussion conducted by Michael Seal. The concert was thoroughly enjoyable and many brilliant pieces were performed from different times and places...

21 Jan
2019

Thirds Trip to Stratford-upon-Avon

On Thursday 17th January, the Thirds visited the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon to watch a production of A Christmas Carol. The performance, which was a unique adaptation of the festive classic, included moments of humour and hope, as well as darkness surrounding Scrooge’s journey to...

21 Jan
2019

Instrumental Evening

Several of our pianists and singers took to the stage in Ruddock Hall on Monday 14th January to take part in this term’s first Instrumental Evening. The audience enjoyed performances from Ishani, Anushka, Chloe, Saffron, Simran, Rohita, Tavleen, Noor, Grace and Shivanii. Congratulations to all of them...

21 Jan
2019

National Children's Orchestra Success

Congratulations to sisters Jenni and Alicia who have both been successful in their auditions to join the National Children’s Orchestra on violin. Jenni has joined the Main Orchestra and will attend three courses this year with concerts in The Anvil, Basingstoke, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and the Southbank Centre...

14 Jan
2019

Music News

Congratulations to Bronagh, in the Lower Fifth, who has been successful in her audition to join the National Youth Orchestra. Bronagh attended the NYO course over the Christmas holidays and performed in concerts with the orchestra in Warwick and Nottingham...

Hira Varma And Salihah Baig
17 Dec
2018

Music News

​This term’s Guitar and Drum Evening was held in the Ruddock Hall on Monday 3rd December. The Guitar Orchestra and Ensemble opened the concert and 27 soloists then took to the stage to showcase their talents. Congratulations to the following pupils who took part in the evening:

17 Dec
2018

Music News

​Congratulations to Derwent in the Thirds who has been offered a place in the National Children’s Under 12 Orchestra. She will be performing with them in Dorset in April and at Birmingham Town Hall on Sunday 18th August 2019.

10 Dec
2018

Spanish Production

On Tuesday 4th December, Lower and Upper Fourth Spanish students were treated to a hilarious production of El Viejo Saloon by guests from Onatti Productions. The play was entertaining and interactive, with just two actors performing a variety of roles.

Barber Recital
26 Nov
2018

Barber Institute Lunchtime Recital

On Friday 16th November, KEHS presented the annual lunchtime recital at the Barber Concert Hall in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham. The recital began with a powerful performance by Renee, Daniel, Enoch and Lauren who played the opening movement (Allegro molto moderato) of...

Junior Production 3
26 Nov
2018

Junior Production - Around the World in 80 Days

This week saw the culmination of many months of hard work as students from both KEHS and KES came together to perform the highly anticipated Junior Production, ‘Around the World in 80 Days.’ Kicking off the string of performances with a Wednesday afternoon matinée, the cast confidently executed the first show

19 Nov
2018

Music News

This month’s Instrumental Evenings have been presented by Woodwind, Brass and String players from both schools. For some musicians, this is the first time they have performed publically at KEHS, and they did so with confidence and musicality.

New York Trip 1
13 Nov
2018

New York Trip

​On the 24th October, Miss Evans and Mr Bassett took 21 Sixth Form Economics and Art students to New York, USA. The aim of the trip was to give the students an opportunity to explore the rich culture and history that the city has to offer. For the Art students, this consisted of visiting two of the world's most...

13 Nov
2018

Drama Trip

On Tuesday 6th November, 54 GCSE Drama students visited Birmingham Repertory Theatre to see an amazing production of The Lovely Bones. Originally a novel by Alice Sebold, Bryony Lavery has adapted this shocking story for the stage with amazing effect.

Spanish Theatre Trip 2
13 Nov
2018

Spanish Theatre Trip

​During October half term, Sixth Form Spanish students took a trip to London to see the Spanish play Yerma by Federico Garcia Lorca. Despite the initial shock of stepping through the doors of the theatre into what seemed like another country, the play was a challenging approach to consolidating the students’ knowledge

22 Oct
2018

Instrumental Evening: Piano and Vocal

The 2018-2019 series of Instrumental Evenings began in earnest on Monday 15th October with the Piano and Vocal Evening. Musicians from both KEHS and KES displayed their musical prowess, coping professionally with disruption to the running order due to traffic problems causing a delay for several supporters...

22 Oct
2018

Performers’ Platform

Jessie opened last week’s Performers’ Platform on Tuesday 9th October with a stirring rendition of the first movement of Beethoven’s Sonata in F minor op. 2 no. 1, playing with crisp articulation and clearly contrasting themes. Scarlett followed with poised performances of Schubert’s An Die Musik and Purcell’s Music...

22 Oct
2018

Lunchtime Recital

Charlotte Howdle opened this week’s lunchtime recital with an assured performance of the final movement of Franck’s incredible Violin Sonta, displaying a warm tone and great versatility in all registers of the violin. Naomi closed the recital with contrasting piano works by Rachmaninoff...

22 Oct
2018

Success at Birmingham Music Festival

Three of our pupils had great success at the Birmingham Music Festival, an annual piano competition which takes place in the Ruddock PAC, which was held last weekend on Saturday 13 October and Sunday 14 October. Bronagh won the Junior Open Choice Class with her performance of Wedding Day at Troldhaugen by Grieg...

Aliyah
15 Oct
2018

Aliyah crowned Birmingham's Young Poet Laureate

Award winning poet and writer Aliyah was recently crowned Birmingham’s Young Poet Laureate 2018-20, during the Birmingham Literature Festival and said she was “overwhelmed and incredibly proud”. Aliyah was among hundreds of talented youngsters who applied for the honour which, along with the adult Laureateship, is...

05 Oct
2018

Performers' Platform

​This year’s series of Performers’ Platforms began in earnest this week with vocal, guitar, piano and violin solos by some of our musicians. Lucia opened the concert with beautiful and poised interpretations of Pergolesi’s Se tu m’ami, se sospiri and Brahms’ Wiegenlied, and Priya brought a Brazilian theme to the ...

01 Oct
2018

Margaret Davis Lunchtime Recital

On Thursday, the first Lunchtime recital of the year, the Miss Margaret Davis Memorial Recital, named after a generous benefactor to the Music Department, was held in the Ruddock Hall. It featured Jessica and Charlotte, playing the violin and oboe respectively, in what were their final solo recitals at KEHS.

01 Oct
2018

Music Successes!

Congratulations to Rebecca who has been awarded the title of Solihull Musician of the Year as the overall winner of the Solihull Music Festival. She performed three times in the Winners’ Concert, having won the solo recital class (young instrumentalist), the piano duet class alongside her sister Naomi...