Am­bi­tious con­cert fills Peter­bor­ough Cathe­dral

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

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.

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