On Thursday lunchtime, 19 excited pupils from King’s St Alban’s attended a lunchtime concert in Worcester Cathedral. The concert was given by the Chamber Choir and Chamber Orchestra from King’s Worcester music department. Both groups are leaving for Malta on Friday morning so the lunchtime concert acted as a pre-tour concert for those involved from the Senior School.
The group of King’s St Alban’s children who attended the lunchtime concert are all keen musicians who play a wide variety of instruments between them. They are all regular and enthusiastic members of the King’s St Alban’s Wind Band and Orchestra. A number of the pupils were also involved in the Foundation wide orchestral workshop day that took place last week.
The concert was a lovely opportunity for our young musicians to hear music performed to an incredibly high standard by pupils just a few years older than themselves. Some of whom may have also attended King’s St Alban’s. It was also a great opportunity for our children to gain a taste of what life in the Senior School might offer them musically in the future.
There was a great variety of music in the concert programme, including works by Pergolesi, Elgar and Venables. Highlights for the children were hearing Chamber Orchestra playing Air de la Pentecôte by J.S Bach and the finale, Bob Chilcott’s ‘Every time I feel the Spirit’ was a favourite with everyone! The children were inspired and excited by the event. Danny in Year 6 said ‘The children were amazing’ and Ottilie in Year 5 thought it was ‘phenomenal!’ They thought the prospect of a concert trip aboard was an exciting thing to look forward to when they move into the Senior School.
Mrs Gunter who accompanied the King’s St Alban’s pupils to the concert commented: ‘it was brilliant to see our young musicians inspired by such an exciting programme of music at this Cathedral lunchtime concert. The children were great ambassadors for King’s St Alban’s’