On Friday 30 June at 2pm, twenty of our talented musicians presented an hour of music to an enthusiastic audience at the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Wisbech.
The Concert was part of the annual Rose Fair celebrations. The Church looked beautiful, decked out with stunning floral displays designed around the theme of “The Artist’s Palette”.
The performers ranged in age from 1st Form all the way to Upper 6th. The audience were treated to music that was diverse in genre and period – from the traditional tune “What shall we do with the drunken sailor”, played by the Folk Band, to an original composition, “Tranquil Skies”, performed by composer Natasha Richardson. There were solos from an array of instruments – piano, ukulele, flute, cornet, violin, voice, organ – as well as a quartet playing Pachelbel’s famous “Canon in D”. Two items were excerpts from shows, from some of our Music Theatre pupils - “Alone in the Universe” performed by Callum Duncan and Emily Thomas, and “Just one person”, performed by Ethan Croker, Charley Kirby and Lousia Marie Parker.
It was a wonderful occasion that really showcased the many talents of our pupils.
Rose Fair Choral Evensong – Friday 30 June at 5pm
One of the highlights of the Rose Fair is the Choral Evensong service held at the Church of St Peter and St Paul. The liturgy dates back hundreds of years and is still going strong in churches and cathedrals all over the country.
Eight of our pupils joined the combined choirs from various churches in the area – Tydd St Giles, Leverington and St Peter and St Paul, Wisbech – to sing the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, as well as traditional settings of the psalm. Joined by David Wright on the organ the Choir performed Bach’s wonderful setting of “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”, conducted by Jane Missin, Head of Music. The Rev'd Canon, Matthew Bradbury, commented on how impressed he was with our choristers’ contribution to the service and plans are already being made for next year.