"Every student did a fantastic job and it was brilliant to see such a variety of creativity amongst the students. It is the perfect way to enable the strengthening of the college community."
Abbey College Manchester Principal, Liz Elam
An impressive array of talent was illustrated at the Abbey College Manchester annual charity concert which had students showcasing a variety of skills to raise money for charity, Young Minds.
Held at the Unitarian Chapel, Cross Street, on Wednesday (9 December) almost £400 was raised for the charity which is committed to improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people.
Hundreds turned out to see the students shine as they conducted a creative mixture of singing, dancing, instrumental performances, dramatic renditions, and modelled the latest trends from their home countries.
Guests were also treated to a variety of musical renditions belted out by the leading independent college’s staff choral group the Abbey Singers.
Principal at Abbey College Manchester, Liz Elam said: “Everyone at the college looks forward to the show every year. It is a great way to present to the college and to guests the level of exceptional talent we have here.
“Every student did a fantastic job and it was brilliant to see such a variety of creativity amongst the students. It is the perfect way to enable the strengthening of the college community.”
BTEC Business student, Theo Savage, (17), played an extensive role throughout the show. Not only did he perform on the guitar and sing his own compositions but he was on hand as the backing musician for many other artists.
Theo commented: “The Talent Show was incredible and I am so pleased and honoured I could be a part of it. Music is a very important part of many of our lives, so for the college to let us showcase our skills and passions is phenomenal. It is so exciting to see my classmates showing their skills to the rest of us and the whole event brings the college closer together.”
Abbey College is a leading independent college in the heart of Manchester, with a fast-growing and vibrant community.
There are around 220 students at the college, 75% of whom are from the local area with the remainder from other countries. Most students are undertaking A Level programmes with the remainder studying BTEC courses or GCSEs.
For more information on Abbey College visit www.abbeymanchester.co.uk, or call 0161 817 2700.