Altrincham Girls’ Grammar School strike a musical note

17 July 2018

Pupils from leading state school, Altrincham Girls’ Grammar School, recently performed an impressive music recital for the residents and staff at Ashlands Manor Care Centre in Ashton-upon-Mersey in Sale.

The hour long performance was undertaken by 15 pupils from Y8 to Y13 at the school and featured songs including ‘Somewhere’ from West Side Story, ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ and ‘You Raise Me Up’.

Picture shows from left to right, Ann Dennis and Dorothy Wharton, with Beth, Emily and Ellen W from AGGS

There was a variety of music from soloists to group singing and some ensemble songs from the choir.  In some instances, songs were accompanied by the ukulele.

Residents and staff at the purpose-built 57 bed care facility located on Ashlands were delighted to be visited by the students from Altrincham Girls’ Grammar School and really enjoyed the performance.

Home manager at Ashlands Manor, Suzi Sumegi, commented: “The visit was wonderful.  Regardless of their age, our residents love music and we aim to entertain and delight them as frequently as possible with special performances and one-off shows.  The pupils from Altrincham Girls’ Grammar School were incredibly professional and performed a fabulous recital that has had toes tapping ever since.”

Head of Music at Altrincham Girls’ Grammar School, Julia Mayall, added: “The students relish every opportunity to perform and we were thrilled to be invited to Ashlands Manor.  It was lovely to see the residents enjoying the music and joining in with the songs that they knew.”

Ellen H from AGGS