Published on: 25 May 2016
On Wednesday 18 May, a group of Christ Church musicians travelled to St George’s Cathedral to perform in the Cathedral’s Concerts at One, a popular lunchtime concert series.
“This is an excellent experience for Christ Church musicians to perform for an audience in the beautiful ambient acoustics of the Cathedral,” said Music Teacher, Rhiannon Hodgson.
The Very Reverend Richard Pengelley introduced the performers and commenced the concert. The first trio ensemble included Year 9 students Andrew Triglavcanin (violin), Eric Pan (‘cello) and Daniel Mah (piano) who performed Chopin’s Piano Trio in g minor Movement 1 Allegro con fuoco with great stylistic and technical maturity.
Harry Playford performed Giordani’s Caro mio ben with excellent clarity and control of vocal tone. As a St George’s Cathedral chorister, it was lovely to hear him perform solo in this environment.
Year 7 violinist Daniel Zhou stunned the audience with his technique and flare in the Bruch Violin Concerto Movement I and Ben Kempson showcased his lyrical, rich and powerful sound on the trombone when he played Song to the Evening Star by Wagner.
The second trio ensemble included Oliver Terry (clarinet), Jamin Hee (‘cello) and William Hu (piano) performing Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. IV for Clarinet, ‘Cello and Piano. For a contemporary contrast in the program, Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven, performed on acoustic guitar by Riley Klug, was a reflective and technically impressive performance.
Ben Anderson, Year 12 pianist, concluded the concert with an exciting and exceptional performance of Chopin’s Ballade No. 4.