Spring Term Scholars’ Concert

Spring Term Scholars’ Concert

On the evening of Tuesday 24 January, Caterham’s music scholars performed a variety of different repertoire to a very receptive audience.  

Thomas Boyd sang Amarillo, Mia bella by Caccini.  This was a sensitive performance with elegance that required technical control, and Thomas did not fail to demonstrate this.  James Baxter performed Telemann’s Sonata for Oboe with fantastic stylistic awareness.  In particular, his stylistic ornamentation was superb and he demonstrated his natural, wonderful tone on the oboe. Sam Thorpe performed the Rondo from Mozart’s Second Horn Concerto.  As ever, Sam performed with style, class, and excellent musicality. Elkan Lau performed Andante from Sonata for Bassoon and ‘Cello by Mozart.  Elkan’s stylistic awareness and natural musicality really came through in this performance.  Mrs Richards must also be mentioned for her wonderful ‘cello playing. Megan Davies performed a pianistic favourite, Rondo alla Turca by Mozart.  Megan performed with sensitivity and expression. Charlotte Bridson sang Brahms’ Devin Blaues Auge.  It was a stylistic performance with wonderful intonation and a warm tone. Natalie Bishop performed Habanera by Chabrier on the piano.  This was an exceptionally dexterous performance with both musical shape and tonal variety.

Katie Hudson performed The Serious Doll by Elgar on the flute.  This was a thoroughly enjoyable performance. Francesca Carver performed Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in G# minor on the piano.  Francesca made a wonderful sound and performed with gusto in the climatic section of the piece.

The audience was swiftly transported to France for Emma Knight’s delicate and colourful performance of Ravel’s Piece en for me de Habanera on the ‘cello. The Piano Trio which consists of Natalie Bishop (Piano), Anna Simonova (Violin), and Isaac Quinton (‘cello) performed Romance by Bridge.  This was a fantastic performance with so much performing chemistry and quality in tone. Anthea Allen-Jubin performed Cantilena from Sonata for Flute by Poulenc.  Anthea’s sound and delicacy in this performance was a particular highlight. Josie Tyler performed Florana from Five Bagatelles on the clarinet.  Her performance was both musical and refined.

The music department would like to extend our thanks to Mr Duncan White for his expert accompanying and congratulate all pupils on their thoroughly enjoyable and refined performances.

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