At the end of last term two Lower Sixth Music Scholars were busy with two large-scale musical events. Together with Old Vigornian, Aaron Prewer-Jenkinson in the title role, Michael Burgess and Amy Heptinstall had solo roles in Opera Worcester’s fully-staged production of The Marriage of Figaro at the Swan Theatre. Both gave excellent performances in an entertaining production.
A few days later they had very different solo roles in the Malvern Festival Chorus’ performance of Handel’s Messiah at Malvern Priory. They both won a recent competition organised by the Chorus to find local young voices and sang a number of the solos alongside the highly acclaimed professional tenor soloist James Oxley who gave them both a separate masterclass on Saturday as part of their prize.