This Summer Term sees the launch of ‘lunchtime concerts’ from the King’s Music department. The virtual concerts which will be shared via King’s social media channels will feature a range of performances by music staff, pupils and OVs.
The first two concerts received over 1500 hits each. Monday’s was one of the school’s guitar teachers, Andy Crocker, and Wednesday’s was U6 Music Scholar Jess Crichard accompanied remotely by the Director of Music.
Director of Music Simon Taranczuk said, “This is a great opportunity for us to bring our music community together. We really wanted to ensure that the spirit and interactivity levels of the department stay strong during this lockdown period. The lunchtime concerts are the first initiative and there is more to come, so watch this space. It has been great fun to organise and the pupils, staff and OVs are really excited about being involved.”
The concerts are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1.45pm, which is the time that the Music Department usually begin their lunchtime rehearsals. The first OV performance will be available on Friday 24th April and will be a collaboration by two professional musicians; David Newsholme, Assistant Organist at Canterbury Cathedral and Adrian Uren, Principal Horn Player of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Australia.
You can find all the lunchtime concerts on Youtube by visiting this link.