Excellent lunchtime concert from Form 2 musicians
15 June 2016
Last Wednesday we were treated to some wonderful performances by Jess on piano and Bronte (soprano). Jess opened the concert with a Prelude in F minor by J S Bach. This work is dominated by a beautiful melody that becomes more expressive as the work develops. Jess really captured the essence of the piece and demonstrated her understanding of the contrapuntal lines and overall shaping of the musical phrases. Next a melancholic Fantasia in D minor by Mozart. Jess grabbed the mood of the work brilliantly in the opening and then transformed the character of the piece when she reached the Allegretto section in D major.
We were then treated to three works for voice by Roger Quilter performed by Bronte. All three works demanded such purity of sound and control especially in the higher register and Bronte really delivered. She floated each line effortlessly and she created a wonderful atmosphere with every song, which was testament to her quality performing. An excellent concert by both award holders in Form 2 and we looking to hearing them again soon. Bravo!