Moreton Hall students will perform with the Welsh Musical Theater Orchestra
Students from SENIOR Schools at a school outside of Oswestry were delighted to learn that they had been selected to perform alongside the critically acclaimed Welsh Musical Theater Orchestra this summer.
Students from Moreton Hall, in Weston Rhyn, were welcomed into the school amphitheater, the venue for the A night at musicals to receive news from their recent hearings.
Andrew Hopkins, music director of the West End and conductor of the Welsh Musical Theater Orchestra had the difficult task of selecting the successful candidates for the auditions.
Andrew said: “The level of the auditions was just brilliant.
“The students played engaging material and told a story using their voices and superb acting skills.
“I was so impressed with the nine performances that I had to adjust the program so that everyone auditioned had a moment to shine.
“There was an air of trust in each of the performers that made me feel excited to work with them.”
The nine students will join a professional West End troupe to sing the hits of the musicals, and will also be joined by the school’s Show Choir, who will perform the vocal ensemble, in a uniquely socially distanced way.
A spokesperson for the school said: “The announcement of the casting in the amphitheater was a fitting way to celebrate student achievement.
“The sun was shining through, highlighting the tremendous amount of work that went into making the place spectacular.
“A night at musicals is going to be one of those truly Moreton performances that we look forward to, and later, with immense addiction.
Another casting will be announced shortly.
To purchase tickets, please visit www.moretonhall.org/a-night-at-the-musicals