A talented vocalist at Rydal Penrhos faced a nerve-wracking moment after being given the chance to perform on stage during a recent trip.
Perry Williams, a Year 7 pupil at the school, took the opportunity to give a standout performance on stage whilst on holiday during the half term break in front of a live evening audience.
After being offered an audition by performers at the site, Perry was offered the opening slot on their nightly show, where he decided to sing an acapella version of the smash hit ‘Feeling Good’.
There was a further twist to the tale as the resort’s main singer was unwell and had to open the show, meaning Perry faced the daunting task of closing the show, which he handled with his customary composure to deliver a superb ending to proceedings.
This is the latest significant milestone and confidence boost for the Academic and Music scholar, who has come on a significant amount during his time as part of the Rydal Penrhos community under the guidance and support of staff and also at the Pauline Quirk Performing Arts Academy in Llandudno.
His efforts on stage also caught the eye of Head of Sixth Form Leah Crimes, Director of Music Pete Williams and Music teacher Richard Davies during the recent auditions for Les Miserables, which resulted in the pupil being cast as Gavroche (1 performance) and Gavroche’s Gang (3 performances) as part of an astonishing 60-strong cast for next spring’s showcase.
Mr Williams, said: “Perry is enormously passionate about signing and the performing arts, and he really has been a pleasure to work with during his initial time within the Senior School community here at Rydal Penrhos.
“This experience of performing on stage in an unfamiliar surrounding is a testament to how much confidence he has in his ability, and we will be working hard with him in the weeks and months ahead to ensure that his enormous potential is realised.”