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24 April

OVs in Virtual Lunchtime Recital

The Summer term sees the launch of ‘lunchtime concerts’ from the King’s Music department. The virtual concerts are being shared via King’s social media channels and are featuring a range of performances by music staff, pupils and OVs.

The first two concerts received over 1500 hits each. Monday’s performer 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.

Today’s recital (Friday 27th April) starred not one, but two OVs, David Newsholme (Os 93-03), Assistant Organist at Canterbury Cathedral & Adrian Uren (Cl 96-03), Principal Horn Player of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Australia with a wonderful performance of Percy Grainger’s Handel in the Strand.

King’s Director of Music, Simon Taranczuk (Hon OV) 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. You can find all the lunchtime concerts on Youtube by visiting this link. Enjoy!

Lunchtime concerts go virtual