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A half-term in the music school...

A half-term in the music school...

The Autumn term is one of the busiest times of the school year for the music school, and this year is no exception. Tea-Time concerts are becoming more and more popular with students outside academic music studies taking part. This half term we have seen 21 students perform so far showing their skill and love for music. It has been wonderful to see all the support given to students throughout each performance; whether this is simply coming along on a Tuesday afternoon for a cup of tea and slice of cake or a visit from the Head of Performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Throughout this half term our students have been focused and hard-working in order to improve their practice and praise must be given to the self-motivation required of all our students. A particular highlight must be given to the concerto concert soloists who have gone above and beyond in order to learn large scale works. Hours have been spent in practice rooms both early in the morning and late at night.

"Your musical careers will be in search for those triple rainbow moments, the special something that is delivered through practise and constant self-evaluation. Each performance I have heard this evening has contained one of these moments." Kevin Price, Head of Performance Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

The first half of the Autumn Term has seen:
4 tea-time concerts - 21 performers in total
2 chapel choir services for harvest – approx. 40 performers for each service
1 external concert at Compton Dundon church – 6 performers
1 performance for the 1847 committee lunch – 17 performers
1 internal concert Concerto Commn Term hpetition – 7 students through to the final performing concertos, including a visit
1 lecture recital to academic scholars
1 trip to the Royal Festival Hall in London
5 Thursday evening cmuonity choir rehearsals
2 singing practices in chapel
House singing
Over 36 large ensemble rehearsals
Over 56 chamber ensemble rehearsals and workshops
Over 650 1-1 music lessons given!

Future dates:

Tea-Time Concerts, Tuesdays 5:05pm, Theatre Foyer

Rodgers and Hammerstein Concert, Friday 10th November 7:00pm, Theatre

The Armed Man - Community Choir Concert, Friday 8th December 7:30pm, Sports Hall



James Butterworth-Smith
Music School