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Senior School alive with the sound of music for Chamber Music Day

Published on 14/02/17

The school has been alive with the sounds of chamber music for the last few days.

On Wednesday we welcomed the violinist Steve Bingham and clarinettist and composer Paul Harris to school to work with our chamber music groups.

All of the groups had learned their pieces thoroughly in advance of this week's concert, and our eminent visitors enjoyed coaching the groups, giving them a fresh perspective on some pieces and putting the finishing touches on others.

This week's concert, in front of a full audience, was really impressive; students from Year 5 through to Lower 6 performed, and the repetoire was as diverse as baroque sonatas by Telemann and Hotteterre, Mozart's Clarinet Quintet, Scott Joplin's Pineapple Rag and Henry Mancini's Pink Panther theme, which was given a spirited rendition by our saxophone quintet.