A Level Music RECITAL 2021
On Wednesday 28th April, our A level students gave a wonderful recital of solo performances. From Handel’s Messiah to the lieder of Schumann and Schubert, from the impressionistic piano music of Debussy to the precarious waltzing of Tomasi’s trombone concerto, the boys performed with such sensitivity and imagination, not to mention technical conviction, that it was hard to believe that we were at school in the John Jenkins Hall and not in the Wigmore Hall or the Barbican! Of course, current circumstances did not allow us to invite the whole school community to such an event, but we were happy to say that students from the University of Surrey studying on the Tonmeister sound engineering programme captured the students’ excellent performances. The performers did an outstanding job and would have been a pleasure to listen to any day, but after more than a year of such limited access to live performance opportunities—and so few opportunities to listen to live music—this concert really was really an absolute treat.
The students involved were Theo, Anton, Luca, Tom, Lennie, Danny and Ryan. Thanks to them for their hard work and dedication, to Jamal for his lighting expertise, and Dr Clayden and Mr Lissimore for their impressive accompanying—no mean feat with a programme such as this. Please enjoy the links are below