Oakham’s musicians were delighted to return to Thistleton Church for the second of their ‘out and about’ performances this term. The audience were treated to a diverse programme, spanning five musical centuries and a range of styles, performed by a small group of our talented musicians.
Appropriate to the beautiful church setting, Salomé’s Grand chœur for organ opened the concert, performed by Joshua, followed by a rendition of ‘Lord God of Abraham’ from Mendelssohn’s Elijah by Form 6 student Will. A plethora of classical and jazz-influenced solos followed, including Charlie’s performance ‘Corner of the Sky’ from Pippin, the song which earnt him the accolade ‘Most Promising Young Singer’ in last term’s Singing Competition. We are always pleased to spotlight highlights from our lunchtime recital series, with George reprising highlights from his recent recital, and Faith and Millie treating the audience to a selection of violin pieces in anticipation of our next lunchtime recital.
It was a treat for our musicians to perform in such a welcoming venue and we are hugely proud of their contributions to a concert which raised funds for the work of the church and supported a local music festival.
A recording from the concert is available here.