Chapel Arts, Cheltenham invited Dean Close musicians to headline a lunchtime concert. Chapel Arts is a beautiful venue, located in the St James’ area of town. The former Baptist chapel has been modernised and restored to create a fantastic, flexible arts space.

Three of the School’s most accomplished musicians performed to members of the local community. All the pupils are in their final year of Sixth Form, taking time out of busy academic schedules to perform. Each pupil introduced their pieces with confidence, explaining the background to the music and highlighting movements and emotions for the audience to listen out for.

Jeff Gao, Janice Ng and Ernest Tang provided a splendid mixture of music on violin, piano and saxophone respectively. These were really first class performances and were greatly appreciated by the audience. Music included pieces by Debussy, Kreisler, Bartok, Grovlez and Liszt.

The pupils were ably accompanied by the Director of Music, Helen Porter as well as music teacher Sara Harris. Thank you to Chapel Arts and the Cheltenham Music Festival Society for allowing the pupils the opportunity to perform in such a wonderful venue to their local community.