Suppé, Beethoven and Elgar at Spring Concert

Bedales Spring Concert took place on 15 March in the Quad with a near capacity audience. The Bedales Concert Band opened the concert with Suppé’s Overture to The Poet and the Peasant, following by the First Orchestra performing the first movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1. Callum Anderson was the soloist in C.P.E. Bach’s Piano Concerto in d-minor accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra. The second half of the concert was purely choral, starting with the sopranos and altos of the Chamber Choir singing Elgar’s ‘The Snow’ with Sofia Tavener and Miriam Wilford playing the solo violin parts. The tenors and basses from the Chamber Choir sang the Prisoners’ Chorus from Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’ followed by ‘Winds Gently Whisper’ by John Whittaker. Olivia Brett sang ‘Amarilli  Mia Bella’ by Caccini and the concert concluded with the Cecilia Consort singing ‘Salvator Mundi’ by John Blow and Stanford’s ‘Beati Quorum Via’. View photos of Spring Concert rehearsals.


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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