Ambitious concert fills Peterborough Cathedral
MUSIC pupils wowed an audience at an ambitious concert in Peterborough Cathedral.
Oundle School joined forces with Oundle and District Choral Society to perform a programme of challenging music for the concert earlier this month.
It opened with the popular Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland followed by the school wind band playing Gustav Holst’s suite in E flat.
Ralph Vaughan Williams’ arrangements of three Shakespeare songs were sung by the Schola Cantorum while Vaughan Williams’ famed Lark Ascending was then performed bytania Wimpenny (18) accompanied by the school’s chamber orchestra.
The second half was made up of Edward Elgar’sthe Music Makers, a masterpiece for full orchestra, large choir and a mezzo-soprano soloist.
Andrew Forbes, school’s director of music, said it was the finest concert in his time at the school. He added: “The whole occasion was one that Oundle can be justifiably proud of, and is further evidence of why the Royal College of Music has entered into a partnership with the school.” impressive: Oundle School teamed up with Oundle and District Choral Society for a concert in Peterborough Cathedral.