Soloists and consorts perform to St Peter’s

Soloists and consorts derived from the chamber choir and chamber orchestra performed a lunch-time recital in a packed St. Peter’s Church, Petersfield last Tuesday. Callum Anderson opened the concert with a delicately layered account of Schubert’s Gb Impromptu. The soaring contrapuntal beauty of Bach’s Double Violin Concerto (slow movement) found fine expression in the hands of two new sixth form scholars, Sofia Tavener and Miriam Wilford, accompanied by a solo string quintet. The second half of the concert began with Immy Welch, Olivia Brett and Georgie Gulliver forming into pairs for Humperdinck’s Prayer and Mozart’s Portrait Duet. This well-crafted concert concluded with the Chamber Choir singing Lotti’s Crucifixus, Haydn’s Insanae et Vanae and Schubert’s Intende Voci Orationis, a relatively unknown work of astonishing beauty for which the choir was joined by the tenor Patrick Burrowes (OB). View photos.

By Nick Gleed, Director of Music

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Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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