Surrounded by an exhibition of original artists’ posters, created by some of the most prominent artists of the last century for their own exhibitions, such as Picasso, Braque, Miró and Léger, the Prep School opened this year’s series of Chapel Arts Concerts.
Michael opened the concert at the piano with an elegant performance of Rachmaninov, followed by Silas on the violin who played the traditional Russian piece, Black Eyes. There were other excellent performances on the violin from Emily playing Mazurka, and Michael excelling again with Aus der Heimat no. 2 by Smetena
The audience were captivated by Tomos as he sang Pot and Kettle, followed by an emotional Think of me, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The piano was very popular amongst the scholars with wonderful performances from Freddie, Jamie, Cassian who played Chopin, Ubani playing Schubert and Silas playing Petites Litanies de Jesus by Grovlez.
The audience were also treated to two wonderful brass performances from Gabriella on the French Horn and Jamie playing Tequila Sunrise on trumpet. The concert ended with a toe-tapping Isn’t she lovely played by Freddie on the guitar, wowing the audience by using his loop pedal to construct his own accompaniment.
The standard of each and every performance was exceptionally high and the Scholars received a well-deserved rapturous applause from a very full house. Well done to all those who took part.