Composer hears musicians perform his anthem

Students performed a wonderful lunchtime concert at St Luke’s Church, Chelsea. The audience of parents, alumni, prep and primary school teachers and pupils, and a renowned composer enjoyed a rich variety of musical ensembles from the Cecilia Consort, Recorder Consort, Barbershop Boys and Woodwind Trio. The setting and acoustics of St Luke’s provided a fantastic backdrop to hear compositions by Samuel Sebastian Wesley, Sir Malcolm Arnold, William Byrd, Franz Schubert, and Henry Balfour Gardiner. 6.2 music scholar Callum Anderson gave an impressive performance of Olivier Messiaien’s L’Apparition de l’Eglise Eternelle on the church’s famous organ. The concert concluded with a performance of The Call of Wisdom, a composition by Will Todd, a former pupil of Nick Gleed, Director of Music. Will attended the concert to hear the impressive rendition of his anthem. Read more. View photos. Listen to audio extracts: The Call of Wisdom; Shepherd on the Rock; George Jones; and Divertimento for Wind Trio.

Composer hears musicians perform his anthem


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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