Wisbech Grammar School welcomes Argentinian musicians

14:15 05 February 2014

Argentinian choir in concert

Argentinian choir in concert

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Gifted young musicians from Argentina thrilled audiences in Fenland during a tour of Britain and Spain.

More than 60 students from St Andrew’s Scots School in Buenos Aires stopped off at Wisbech Grammar School as they celebrated the 175th anniversary of the founding of their school by missionaries from St Andrew’s in Scotland.

The Argentinian students, aged from 16 to 18, performed alongside the grammar school’s Dulce Choir in the church of St Peter and St Paul last Thursday.

The following morning, they sang again in a Spanish department assembly at the school before visiting the Wisbech & Fenland Museum and Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House.

In the evening, the group’s band and jazz combo shared the stage with the Grammar School’s swing band.

The Spanish department also laid on sketches, performed by year nine pupils and sixth formers, and Spanish songs.

St Andrew’s students visited the school last year on a sports tour.

Director of music Mr Gabriel Fitzsimmons, who coordinated the visit, said: “It was a wonderful success. We felt really privileged to be able to host such gifted and talented students and to be entertained by them with sublime musical performances.”

Headmaster Nicholas Hammond said: “We are delighted to have hosted our Argentinian friends for a second time and we were pleased to be able to hold a concert at the church of St Peter and St Paul.

“We are looking forward to hosting their sports teams again next year and in the future we may well be looking to complete the return leg of the exchange.”

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