On Tuesday lunchtime 30 girls from the Chamber Choir and groups of instrumentalists had the honour of performing a concert in The Royal Military Chapel (The Guards’ Chapel) on Birdcage Walk in central London. Inspired perhaps by the welcome from Padre Deiniol Morgan who explained clearly that following the concert, ensembles from the Household Division would be rehearsing for the King’s Birthday celebration and the coronation, the students themselves delivered a right royal performance, fit for a King and presented with military precision.
Kezia C (soprano saxophone) accompanied by Natalia B & Elizabeth S (violin), Zoe Q (viola) and Amy P (cello) wowed with Allegro from Concerto in G Minor by J SBach. The technical wizardry and flawless fingerwork on display was awe inspiring. The Chamber Choir excelled in three movements from Vivaldi’s Gloria with Sophia S (soprano) delighting as the soloist in the Domine Deus sensitively accompanied by Natalia B (Violin). Eloise N & Maya K(contralti) along with the choir, gave a wonderfully warm and assured performance of Domine Deus, Agnus Dei.
Elizabeth S, Imogen B, Hana D and Darcy D allowed the Mozart Allegro – Presto from Divertimento in D to positively sparkle in exactly the way that Mozart should!
A change of scene followed with Charlie P singing Think of me from The Phantom of the Opera. We couldn’t help but not, with this entrancing rendition. Georgia M deserves much more than One more kiss for her gorgeous interpretation of this Sondheim classic. If Ruby D was ever in any doubt that Maybe this time was in question, she blew away any worries with an astounding performance. Completely mesmerizing.
The Chamber Choir brought the concert to a close with a very apt Rutter ‘I will sing with the spirit’. They certainly did.
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