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Habs performs River, by Joni Mitchell

This video is a special collaboration between the Boys' and Girls' schools, with a mixed cast, orchestra and band. The song, written and recorded by Joni Mitchell for her 1971 album Blue, has been beautifully arranged especially for us by our musician-in-residence Matthew Herd and recorded in stages over the second half of this term.

Once the song was complete, we made a short film to accompany it, devised and directed by Rich Weinman, and shot by a professional camera crew. Captured all in one evening, using only the music school and Aldenham House, it aims to explore how small acts of kindness can bring people together, especially at Christmas time.

There are too many musicians and actors to mention every one, special thanks to Amy Delaney for singing the song so wonderfully and all other students and staff who have given their time for this project.