Music Scholars Concert at St Peter’s Church

On Tuesday 24th May, seven of the Shell and Remove music scholars performed a lunchtime recital at St. Peter's Church in Ardingly. To a warm and appreciative audience, there were a variety of instrumental and vocal solos, all revealing a control of the musical and technical demands of the repertoire chosen.

Sophie Crooks opened the concert with a beautiful and lyrical rendition of Grieg's 'Nocturno' despite the challenges of playing on an electric instrument! This was followed by Abigail Horton performing Paradis' evocative 'Sicilienne' before Hugh Mitchell sang Mendelssohn's 'Hear my prayer'. Michael Joyner's characterful performance of 'Smoke gets in your eyes' provided a cultural variety in the programme before Tom Hopson showed great technical flair and dexterity in Clarke' Hypnosis'. The concert was concluded by two vocal performances from Eithne Yates-Kneen and Hannah German, both performed with clear awareness of the musical styles and with great panache and poise. Many thanks to St. Peter's for hosting the recital and we hope to return in the next academic year