Brookmans Park school celebrates 120th birthday with Barbican concert

West End star Melanie Marshall with a small selection of the music and drama girls who will be perfo

West End star Melanie Marshall with a small selection of the music and drama girls who will be performing at the Barbican - Credit: Archant

A Brookmans Park school will celebrate its 120th anniversary on Wednesday with a special concert in London.

Pupils from Queenswood School will take part in an extravaganza of music, drama and dance at the Barbican Hall.

West End star Melanie Marshall will sing a mezzo-soprano solo while the Queenswood Festival Chorus and Orchestra, which features singers and players from the school, accompanies her.

The first half of the evenings programme will also feature a reworking of the school’s 2010 production of a William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Students throughout the school will take part in the production which takes place in a 1970s nightclub and is set to a soundtrack of disco hits.

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Principal Pauline Edgar said: “I am thrilled that our girls have the opportunity to showcase their dramatic and musical talent in such a wonderful venue.

“It’s 20 years since Queenswood last performed at the Barbican, and we wanted to do something bigger and better than ever to celebrate our special anniversary.

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“The girls and staff have been working tremendously hard all term to make it a truly memorable occasion.”

Tickets are now on sale for this unique event via the Barbican website.

The Box Office telephone number is 020 7638 8891.

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