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Polished performances at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre
Sheldonian TheatrePolished performances at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre
23 March 2016
 
Oakham School’s Chapel Choir gave a fantastic gala concert in the impressive setting of the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford.
 
The choir performed music by Bach and Haydn, opening with Haydn’s famous Insanae et vanae curae. Form 7 music scholar Adam gave a stunning rendition of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto. The choir closed the second half with one of Bach’s Easter cantatas, Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubiliert, with soloists drawn from the choir.
 
During the second half, the choir and the professional orchestra gave a dramatic and polished performance of Haydn’s popular Nelson Mass. Old Oakhamian soprano Miranda Heldt was thrilled to be with her old choir again, giving a beautifully expressive solo performance.
 
Miranda was joined by Form 7 soloists Alva, Edwin and Alex, who must be commended for their excellent and confident performances. The three singers are also part of Oakham School’s Chamber Choir, who were selected for the semi-final of the Songs of Praise School choir of the Year 2016 competition, which will be aired on Sunday 10 April.
 
All the performers and music staff are to be congratulated on an extraordinary evening of music, which also raised £695.86 in a retiring collection on behalf of OCCTOPUS, the Oxford Colon Cancer Trust.

Polished performances at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre

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