Lunchtime Recital at St John’s Church, Caterham

Lunchtime Recital at St John’s Church, Caterham

Pupils from the prep school performed alongside senior school musicians in a superb recital at one of our local churches. The Prep Piano Quartet opened the concert and performed with great confidence, playing a selection of pieces written specially for young piano trios. From the senior school, there were excellent performances from several of our chamber ensembles: Piano Trio, String Quartet and Flute Choir. The Flute Choir was only established this year, but already they are performing to a high level and gave a very mature performance of the beautiful ‘Andantino’ by Bozza. The String Quartet treated the audience to movements from the famous ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’ by Mozart, while the Piano Trio gave a polished rendition of one of Reinecke’s Piano Trios.

Solo flautist Lucy B performed confidently in a sublime arrangement of ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes’ by Jerome Kern, while Ammara K (clarinet) and Alice H (flute) treated the audience to two wonderful Saint-Saens pieces: the ‘Romance’ for flute and the ‘Sonata for Clarinet and Piano’. The Zheng Piano Trio ended the recital with a precise performance of Tarantella in A minor, also by Saint-Saens. The Trio has recently performed this piece at the Pro Corda Chamber Music Festival, and have progressed to the semi-final of the competition.

The recital was part of the church’s regular Munch with Music concert series, which has a loyal local following, giving Caterham pupils an excellent opportunity to perform in their local community.

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