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2020 President's Event

A mere taster of next year's event to be held in the Great School
27 Oct 2020
Alumni News

This month, the Old Ipswichian Club and the Britten Faculty of Music hosted a virtual ‘OI President’s Event’. It featured talented OI musicians, with an introduction by the OI Club's President Tim Kiddell, and current pupils performing a selection of music as a mere taster of what is to come next year. For those who are interested in performing in next year’s production, please get in touch by emailing,

The performance began with a rendition of Nina Simone’s classic ‘My Baby Just Cares for Me’, with OIs Imogen Parry (2008-2013), Francis Goodhand (1986-1992), and George Double (1980-1991) and the Headmaster Mr Weaver joining the performance on bass guitar.

Andrew Leach arranged ‘Steal Away’, a piece performed by both current and former members of the Chapel Choir, using the latest virtual technology.

‘Palladio’ was the final piece in the event, directed by Maria Williams and featuring the School’s Chamber Orchestra.

Bev Steensma, Director of Music, said “It was a wonderful event to celebrate musical talents past and present. It’s exciting to see so many of our OIs either working in the music business or carrying a love of music with them throughout their lives.”

Thanks go to all those involved, including Mr Abbott and OI Alfie Buckley (2012-2019) who produced the fantastic video.

Enjoy the show:


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