Pupils from the Prep School received a standing ovation from a packed gallery at the end of their lunchtime concert at Chapel Arts. The concert was part of an initiative Chapel Arts hasbegun in collaboration with the Cheltenham Music Festival Society to host lunchtime concerts featuring young musicians – the children clearly made quite an impression.

Talia, aged 10, opened the concert with a tantalising Black Eyes, written by a Russian composer. She completely captured the drama and force of the Russian melody. Ubani followed on the piano with a very challenging Solfeggetio by Bach, which he played superbly. Imogen then moved the entire audience with her beautiful rendition of Pure Imagination from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Throughout the concert there were several duets, a lively violin piece from Emily Cox & Gabriella Rogers, Rondo in D
major
and Lisa and Mei on the piano. Benedict made his debut on the Euphonium and Freddie had everyone’s toes
tapping when he played Micro by D. Reinhardt on his acoustic guitar.

Other notable performances were Silas Jack playing Novelette on the piano, Noah Brush on the Clarinet, Hugo
Brooks-Hughes – playing 1st Mvt of Sonata in C on the cello and Connie Britton’s very expressive Naughty from
Matilda.

The 13 performances concluded with an outstanding performance by Michael Lei on the Violin, playing Czardas by V.
Monti. He played way beyond his years, captivating every member of a very appreciative audience.
A huge well done to everyone who took part.