CELEBRATIONS to mark the 175th anniversary of Queen’s College came to a rousing finale with a special concert on Saturday, June 29.

There were more than 100 performers on stage in the Queen’s Hall, led by the school’s professional Orchestra-in-Residence, Southern Sinfonia.

Also taking part were current and former students, staff, parents and members of Somerset County Orchestra.

There were also VIP drinks held at the front of the John Elford Pavilion with fizz, fruit juice and canapes.

Following a welcome from the Head Teacher, Dr Lorraine Earps, the varied programme got under way and the first half saw a performance from the evening’s soloist, award-winning pianist and former Queen’s student, Weng Soon Tee. The concert concluded with a surprise appearance by soprano Naomi Harvey, suitably attired in a Union Flag dress for a rendition of Rule Britannia.

The anniversary year at Queen’s has included a special rugby match, the critically-acclaimed community play For Queen’s And Country and a dinner.

The celebrations drew to a close last Thursday with the annual Speech Day in a marquee on the school grounds.