Oakham student selected as NCC Chorister of the Course
Wednesday 20 April
We are delighted that Bethany Davis (Form 2 Music Award Holder) was chosen as Chorister of the Course for the National Children’s Choir Easter residential course. This year the choir visited Shrewsbury School, with 254 choir members spread through 5 choirs and 52 staff, both music and pastoral. Bethany is in the Blue Choir and worked on varied repertoire, from Neaum’s arrangement of My Love is an Arbutus to Alexander’s Ragtime Band, and all the choirs started work on the massed choir piece for the summer concert; Michael Higgins’ arrangement of Barber’s Agnus Dei. Bethany enjoyed staying in one of the newer houses, Mary Sidney, and took part in various recreation activities including the jungle themed party night!
The Chorister of the Course award is given to choir members who have been outstanding in every aspect of an NCC course; they are good musicians who work well in rehearsals and singing lessons, and also contribute to the general life of the choir outside the rehearsal room. All 52 members of staff submit their nominations and we are very proud of Bethany and her achievement.