The Perse School

Music news round-up

5 Jun 2015

It has been a very busy few weeks in the Music Department, seeing some notable pupil successes and us looking forward to a whole host of upcoming music events.

Thank you to all pupils who have signed up to take part in the annual House Music Competition – we have had over 150 entries this year, and can’t wait to hear them. Entrants and their parents will receive a timetable and final instructions for the competition classes, which take place on Thursday 18 June for Year 7-8 pupils, and Monday 22 June for Year 9-10 pupils. Parents and supporters are welcome to attend at any point by signing in at Reception and making their way to the Music Department from there. A prize-winners’ concert will take place at 4:15pm on each respective day, to which all performers from the day’s classes are expected to attend. Best of luck to all participants.

Our very own Head of Keyboard, Jill Morton will be performing a recital of solo piano works by Shostakovich, Chopin, Ravel and Liapunov on Tuesday 9 June at 1:20pm in the Music Department. All are warmly invited to attend this free recital.

Neil Sardesai (Y7) has successfully auditioned for the National Youth Choir of Great Britain – well done to him on this great result.

Several Perseans are taking part in the day-long Fete De La Musique in Saffron Walden on Sunday 21 June. Held across ten different venues, the event will feature performances from Tom Roddis (Y8), Ailis (Y10) and Maeve Halligan (Y7), Lisa Lukavsky (Y9), Ekaterina Rahr-Bohr (Y9) and OP George Harliono-Evans. Do feel free to support.

Following their performance in the internationally renowned pianist Freddy Kempf’s ‘Nine Pianos’ project back in October, Alex Scott (L6) and Lisa Lukavsky (Y9) were invited to provide the musical entertainment at the reception that welcomed guests to the launch of the Cambridge Classical Concert Series for 2015-16 at the Corn Exchange. The organisers commended Alex and Scott on providing an enjoyable start to the new season.

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