The concert at Pittville on Sunday 8th February hardly felt Spring-like on such a cold, wintry day but the hugely appreciative audience was treated to a delightful evening of very high calibre performances, with many scarcely believing that they were attending a school concert, such was the quality of each item.The first half featured Choral Society singing Mozart’s Regina Coeli and Bach’s Magnificat with Laurence Kilsby and Stephen Whitford providing the tenor and bass solos.

The second half was purely instrumental, showcasing the Orchestra and Sinfonia. Of particular note was the spellbinding performance of Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis with its off-stage orchestra and Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio. Soloists Ludwig Wong, Louis Morford and Alice Helm charmed the audience and the concert concluded with Beethoven’s rousing Egmont Overture.

The concert was dedicated to the memory of James Trickey, OD who was tragically killed on December 23rd 2014. A collection was taken in aid of the Stroke Association which James had himself supported and Taynton Church, where James is buried.