Congratulations to the DCPS music scholars who held their annual concert last week. 11 Music Scholars gathered in the Prince Michael Hall at the Senior School to perform two solo pieces each.
Jamie Richardson opened the evening playing the Prince of Denmark’s March by J. Clarke. Emily Cox then followed with a very accomplished performance of Waltz in A by CM Weber. Other outstanding performances on the piano came from the brilliant Michael Lei, Benedict Braddock, Silas Jack and of course Ubani.
The audience were thrilled to hear Cassian sing his winning anthem, Light of the World, from the BBC Radio Two Chorister of the year competition and Freddie delivered a brilliant rendition of ‘Isn’t she lovely’ by Stevie Wonder on his guitar. There were also some unusual performances including, Ubani on the xylophone playing Pizzicato Polka; this was especially challenging as the spacing and sizing on the Senior School xylophone is very different to the Prep School one and Ubani hadn’t had the opportunity to practise ahead of the evening’s concert. Also a wonderful unaccompanied Māori love song, ‘Pokarekare Ana’, was beautifully sung by Tomas Bowen which had the audience spellbound.
Tim McVittie, Director of Music said, “I am immensely proud of each and every one of them. The standard of playing would not be out of place at the Royal Albert Hall!”
The evening came to a close with all the scholars joining together to play the forceful Tourdion which is a renaissance dance. Well done to each and everyone of the music scholars.