14 October 2022
Our first Music Scholars’ Concert of the academic year on Thursday 13 October was a wonderful showcase of the skill and dedication of our Woldingham musicians and the passion they have for their art.
Sixteen scholars beautifully performed a varied repertoire that spanned four centuries of music, where a bassoon variation written more than 200 years ago by a German composer preceded the 20-year-old work of a living Japanese composer, and a waltz followed a song from a musical.
Our scholars impressed the audience in the auditorium and those watching around the world via the livestream with their versatility. Rose, Year 9, who regularly plays cello at concerts took a seat at the piano, Clemmie, Year 11, set aside piano and saxophone for the clarinet, and Upper Sixth Formers Nicole and Joyce respectively sang in Italian and German.
It was particularly lovely to see new scholars Kiara, Year 9, and Lilico, Year 10, take to Woldingham’s stage for the first time. Both looked very much at home.
As Director of Music Mr John Hargreaves described at the conclusion of the concert, this was a wonderful evening during which it was easy to set aside all the cares of the day. Thanks to our music scholars and the Music Department, particularly Miss Wang who so brilliantly accompanied many of the performers on piano.