The Scholars and Friends Soiree (Wednesday 4 March, Week 6) was the first of our key performance events in the year. We had the largest number of students participate with 16 boys presenting solo material. Hosted by Captain of Music, Harry Snell (Year 12) the concert showcased boys across Years 7-12 who display advanced facility with their chosen instrument.
The repertoire selection from boys was varied and challenging further showcasing advanced musicianship and stylistically understanding.
The Music program at the College embraces diversity of instrumental selection which was clearly displayed at this concert evening.MR Paul Howe – Head of music
The ability to put forward outcomes at this level requires hours of preparation and aside from the personal practice time, all of these boys receive direction from our team of tutors and engaged in performance workshops with our accompanists – a tangible example of real-world learning in action.
The Music program at the College embraces diversity of instrumental selection which was clearly displayed at this concert evening. Boys presented on flute, piano, violin, tuba, trombone, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, euphonium and cello. The program was top and tailed by 2 of our chamber ensembles being Chamber Strings (The Lord Bless You and Keep You) and the Brass Advancement Ensemble (Don’t Stop Now). This showcased the collaborative working of our boys and displayed the early gains made in our ensemble program after just a few short weeks. The College is proud to provide more than 25 ensembles experiences to students.
Overall, this was an extremely positive way to commence our year. The concert was of course very well received by all guests (parents, extended family, students, staff) who attended. We look forward to sharing more of our concert series with you when we return back to usual operation.