Lockdown Musical Triumphs
The Music Department flourished over lockdown and we could not be prouder of the pupils’ achievements. Lockdown and beyond has provided the opportunity to showcase a number of our very talented pupils through online performances, recordings, and competitions:
- Leading the way, Mr. Hall’s weekly recitals were a beacon of light during hard times.
- The Caterham School Composition Competition, judged by world famous composer, Bob Chilcott, was an outstanding success and we were immensely proud of all the entrants’ excellent contributions. Alyssa D’s outstanding composition, ‘Together (We’ll Get By)‘ was the worthy winner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poAzDVdnubU
- Jerry T recorded a fantastic piece on Marimba, in Hong Kong called ‘Yellow after the Rain’ to share with us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkHKe2rL1dE
- Caterham School music staff formed a Jazz Ensemble to support Olivia L’s stunning version of ‘Summertime’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtfdQhYY0Rg
- Rajan P brought ethnomusicology to the department , teaming up with vocalist Zachary M to perform Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ on Tabla: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvO_2TpL9c0
- Millie T performed her touching rendition of ‘Movie in My Mind’ from Miss Saigon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKmBHkEEc68
- Raife N was one of the first students in the UK to sit the online Grade 5 ABRSM theory test and gained a Distinction. Alex M (1P) also gained a Distinction at Grade 5 music theory- congratulations to both.
- To complete our lockdown showcase, members of the Caterham School Wind Orchestra entered the solo section of the Coulsdon & Purley Festival. We would like to give our appreciation to Alex M and Joani B who were both awarded Honours for their performance in the Woodwind category as well as congratulating Zandile A-N who was awarded Honours and first place for the Woodwind Grade 6-7 category. A special mention needs to go out to Alice H who performed in the 16 years and under Woodwind Solo section, where she took first place and was awarded Outstanding as well as the Landsell Cup for Solo Woodwind. Alice was also nominated for the Hervey Alan Competition for Outstanding Musicianship where nominees are invited back to perform in the 2021 festival as a guest soloist.
The Music Department would like to congratulate and thank everyone concerned for their contribution.Back to all news