Our Community / Summer Festival

SPJ performers bring us the South African ‘Stimela (Coal Train)’ as well as a feast of gypsy jazz alongside more traditional choral numbers from the SPJ recital choir, whilst the combined drumlines of SPJ and SPS are on hand to dazzle you with a selection of explosive percussion pieces. SPS musicians provide some Latin flavour with a newly formed ‘funk fusion’ band, as well as a climactic performance of extracts from the ‘Misa Luba’, a setting of the Latin Mass sung in styles traditional to the Democratic Republic of Congo. This year’s winner of the SPS Battle of the Bands competition will also be on hand to whip up the crowds, so there really is something for everyone!

In our smaller marquee space, we will be offering you more intimate drama pieces and solo performances. A cast of SPJ actors bring us a spellbinding selection of creation myths from around the world, and a fleet of talented SPS performers from the fourth and fifth form will present powerful monologues from world drama, including extracts from Oedipus Rex, Don Juan, Under Milk Wood and Uncle Vanya. The ruling kings of Imp Soc will be providing the laughs, and proceedings will be rounded off by sung extracts from Gluck, Schubert and Schumann – as well as a rare solo performance from our resident Carnatic violinist, an ancient performance style originating from Southern India.