Guisborough’s Got Talent Event, Gisborough Hall – 28/02/19

ChoirAbove: Laurence Jackson School  Choir waiting to perform at Gisborough Hall

Last Thursday, our students spent a very enjoyable evening at Gisborough Hall. Guisborough’s Got Talent, which was organised by staff at Gisborough Hall, Mr Codling Head of Music at Laurence Jackson School and staff at Prior Pursglove College was attended by friends, family and members of the local community who enjoyed a wonderful, uplifting evening. The purpose of the event was to encourage talent across the town with seven entries from Laurence Jackson School together with students from Prior Pursglove College and the wider community. The standard of dance and musical performances was exceptional with several contestants composing their own music and choreographing their own dance numbers.

Contestants BetterAbove: Contestants from Laurence Jackson School

The competition was judged by Lord Gisbrough, Lady Trotter and our Music Department link governor who were all extremely impressed with the standard of the performances. During the interval our choir delivered an outstanding performance ahead of our Spring Concert, and following the event were congratulated by many members of the audience. The overall winner of the contest was pianist Jack T, a former student from Laurence Jackson School and now studying A-Level Music at Prior Pursglove College, who performed an accomplished Rachmaninov Etude. Congratulations to all of our students and former students who took part! Well done!

” What a pleasure yesterday evening at Guisborough Hall turned out to be. Twenty performances of high standard by instrumentalists, singers and dancers were enjoyed by an audience which provided a great atmosphere and gave enthusiastic support. Not to mention another polished performance by the choir …”

Music Link Governor


” We would like you to know how very impressed we were by your school’s young performers at the show. Their enthusiasm, dedication and skills were impressive as was the team work they displayed “

Sir Neville Trotter


” The interval choir performance was excellent, the school should be greatly proud of its members. Please would you pass on to the students and staff my great appreciation of their hard work, success and commitment to music “

S. Barry


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