Shrewsbury School

Cadogan Hall soloist plays Bach on Top Common

Friday 7 March 2014

Shrewsbury School TV took advantage of a beautiful early spring day last week and made a short film of Awen Blandford (EDH UVI) playing her cello in the middle of Top Common (the appropriate permissions having been sought and received). Awen is one of the soloists performing at the Cadogan Hall with the School's Symphony Orchestra on Sunday 9th March.


At the Cadogan Hall on Sunday 9th March, Awen will be playing the beautiful and haunting 'Kol Nidrei' by Max Bruch.

Three of the School's other Sixth Form Music Scholars will also be giving solo performances at the Cadogan Hall concert: Laurence Jeffcoate (Ch) will be playing Mozart's much-loved Concerto for Horn in E flat major; and Eric Cheng (Ch) and Calvin Chan (I) will be performing Bach's Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor with the School's String Orchestra.

We look forward to welcoming pupils of Broomwood Hall, The Pilgrim's School, St Anselm's Preparatory School and Northcote Lodge, who will be joining Shrewsbury's Symphony Orchestra in playing Walton's 'Crown Imperial' March - the opening piece of the concert - and 'Mars' from the Planet Suite by Gustav Holst.

The Symphony Orchestra will also be performing the first movement of Schubert's glorious Symphony No 9 ('The Great') and movements from Shostakovich's Symphony No 5 - a work of huge 'populist' appeal (the premiere of the full symphony in Leningrad 1937 reportedly received an ovation that lasted well over half an hour).

The School's Brass Ensembles and Wind Orchestra will also be performing works including 'Millenium Fanfare' by Francis Clifford, 'Jealousy' by Jacob Gade and Martin Ellerby's 'Prelude on Hampstead Heath'.

It promises to be a stunning evening of Shrewsbury music-making at its finest.

The concert starts at 6.30pm and tickets will be available on the door, price £10. The bar at the Cadogan Hall will be open from 5.30pm.

The Cadogan Hall is one of London's leading concert venues, home to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It is on Sloane Terrace, just round the corner from Sloane Square Tube Station, London SW1X 9DQ

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