Croydon Heritage Festival, The Whitgift Foundation, 8 June, Croydon Heritage Day, Trinity School, Ros Mckee, London Red

Friday 14 June 2013
Trinity School pupils showcased their creative talents on Saturday 8th June at the Croydon Heritage Festival sponsored by the Whitgift Foundation.

Six students from different age groups were among the first to appear on North End’s main stage. With great confidence and panache Harry Cookson, Blake McKenzie (pictured), Alex Kirk, Chris Sharrock, Louis Lyle and Grace Liston performed a series of monologues by playwrights ranging from Shakespeare to Shaffer.

Later on in the day London Red, a jazz sextet formed by current and ex-Trinity pupils, entertained the crowds from the same stage before moving to Matthews Yard for a more intimate but no less scintillating performance of Herbie Hancock-inspired classics. They were followed by Trinity language students, Tristan Shone and Adarsh Shah, Alex Kirk, Jess O’Sullivan and Emeline Beroud accompanied on the keyboard by Sophie Winter, who sang a medley of pop songs in French, German and English to an enthusiastic audience.

Ros McKee, Languages Co-ordinator at Trinity School, said of the final Matthews Yard event: “All of our talented singers performed in front of a very enthusiastic and appreciative audience with much aplomb and excellent command of their chosen language. They were a delight to watch.”

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