Music Department Newletter – March 2009

The Music Department has continued to be very busy, both within the classroom and in its extra-curricular activities.

New Staff

We are delighted that Christine Notley has joined our peripatetic staff to teach piano.

Associated Board examinations

were held at school on a staff training day and all who took individual grade exams were successful.

Carol Service

We ended the Autumn term with the Carol Service, held as usual in Salisbury Cathedral. Over two hundred girls took part, singing in our three choirs and reading. We were very grateful to the A Cappella men who joined us to sing. The service was very beautiful, memorable and spiritually uplifting.

St. Martin's Church Concert

In January A Cappella and Chamber Orchestra gave a concert in the lovely venue of St. Martin's Church, performing a programme of music spanning five centuries to a packed and enthusiastic audience. We were thrilled by our invited soloists, the professional tenor Iain Milne and bass Robert Evans, and by our own soprano and alto soloists who rose admirably to the challenge of singing to the accompaniment of an orchestra. Both A Cappella and Chamber Orchestra gave accomplished performances, singing and playing with great sensitivity and flair. We were, as ever, fortunate to be supported in our music-making by friends in the community who gave of their time and expertise so generously. Most rewarding of all was to see the evident love of music among all who took part.

Lunch-time concerts

have continued within the department, giving an opportunity for solo performing experience.

We are now rehearsing for our forthcoming concert on March 24th in which various instrumental groups and Junior Choir will take part. A Cappella are preparing for a visit to Guildford Cathedral to sing Evensong on April 4th. Senior Choir are looking forward to giving a joint concert with Bishop Wordsworth's Choir on May 2nd at St. Mark's Church. Rehearsals have also begun for the Sound of Music performance in July.


Created: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | School News Page

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