Music

Music While You Lunch October 2020

With great joy and much delight, the Music While You Lunch concert series commenced on Thursday 1st October 2020. Socially distanced, and adhering to safe conditions, we welcomed our first opportunity to showcase the talent of our musical community. This concert was dedicated to our Sixth Form musicians, some of whom are studying Music at A-Level. William Booth opened our concert with a stunning performance of Dr Graadus ad Parnassum by Debussy, showcasing months of study and thoughtful practice. Sophie Diamond performed the beautiful Sonatine Movement No.1 by Claude Arrieu on her flute, demonstrating her talent for fluency and flow in her interpretation of the melody. Alex Zhou gave an impassioned rendition of Leibestraum No.3 by Liszt, engaging the audience in his entirely expressive performance. This was followed by Kirstin Haines preforming Kreisler’s Sicilienne for violin, with careful attention to detail and expression that the Italian dance commands. Our concert concluded with Adam Titcombe performing Mazurka No.13 in A Minor by Chopin. Adam performed with exceptional accuracy and vigour, interpreting the expression and harmonic devices of the Romantic Era to fully capture the attention of the audience. Our performers not only demonstrated the importance of music to them on a personal level, but also their pleasure in sharing the result of their dedication with their school.