Music continues to flourish at Dean Close Prep School with some fantastic performances and first class events. Following 11 weeks of rehearsals the Chamber Choir performed Handel’s Messiah at Pittville Pump Room, accompanied by a professional orchestra and the Dean Close School Choral Society. The audience were thrilled by their fabulous singing of the famous Hallelujah chorus, All we like sheep, and For unto us a child is born, to name a few of the many highlights. This was a great achievement, as the piece istwo hours long.

Our Senior Strings group attended an inspirational Strings Day, directed by the Carducci Quartet. Also invited, were musicians from other schools; they all worked hard at their ensemble skills and produced a fabulous concert at the end of the day.

Finally our Music Scholars performed their annual recital in the Prince MichaelHall, to a packed and appreciative audience. There were solos from each of the award holders, including Oscar Jack playing Sonatina on the Piano and Thomas Richardsonplaying Chanson de Matin, by E.Elgar on the Violin,before they all came together as an orchestra to perform a Polka, by Weinberger.