Musicians perform at St George’s Cathedral in ‘Concerts at One’
Seven of the Senior School’s talented student musicians performed a diverse programme at St George’s Cathedral recently, to an audience of city workers, shoppers, tourists, families and friends.
The Cathedral’s ‘Concert at One’ is a series of recitals, which offers local students an opportunity to demonstrate their talents, as a soloist or with small ensembles, and featuring organist Joseph Nolan performing Vierne’s Six Organ Symphonies.
Dean of the Cathedral Dr John Shepherd introduced the concert, commenting that Christ Church’s musical programme was outstanding because it helped to train the aspiring professional musician just as well as it supports boys who want to participate in bands and ensembles for enjoyment.
Director of Music Kevin Gillam said: “Performing at St George’s in this series was a marvelous opportunity for these students, and a great opportunity for the School to demonstrate the breadth of our musical programme; from contemporary to classical.”
The Christ Church concert featured:
Kieran Tan (Year 12) (Violin)
1st Movement Winter from The Four Seasons
by Antonio Vivaldi
Oliver Terry (Year 6) (Clarinet)
Marche Militaire, The Carnival of Venice
by Franz Shubert
Aaron Saw (Year 12) (Piano)
Etude No. 1 in C sharp minor
by Alexander Scriabin
Sam Rocchi (Year 11) (Guitar)
Untitled piece of his own composition
Alexander Chua (Year 11) (Piano)
Piano Sonata No 10, Op. 6, First Movement
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Leo Li (Year 8) (Saxophone)
by Billie Holliday
Sam Bougher (Year 9) (Voice and ukulele)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
as arranged by Israel Kamadawiwo’ole
The boys were also accompanied by Dr Martin Lamb and Kevin Gillam on piano and cello respectively.