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Caldicott Boys Perform at a Charity Lunchtime Concert

20 May 2019

 

On Saturday 18 May, nearly 100 Caldicott musicians and singers performed at St Mary’s Church in Slough as part of the church's lunchtime concert series.

In their 29th year, these concerts bring the local community together with various performances from local artists taking place over the course of the year. These live events take an informal, enlightening and, above all, entertaining approach to music making. Caldicott has been taking part annually for at least the last five years; it is one of the highlights of the Caldicott Music calendar.

The Brass Ensemble opened the concert confidently with Regal Fanfare (Richard Duckett) and When I First Came to this Land (Trad.), immediately demonstrating the lovely acoustics in the church. All the soloists gave equally confident and pleasing performances with pieces such as Stay Cool (Alison Bowditch), Aria from Marriage of Figaro (Mozart), Piano Sonata No. 1 (Beethoven) and Perpetual Motion (Karl Bohm).

Other ensembles that took part were the Junior and Senior Guitar Ensembles, the Saxophone Quartet, the Jazz Quartet and all the Caldicott choirs who joined together for the finale of massed voices with Dreamer (Bacak, Joyce Eilers) and People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield).

Director of Performing Arts, Mr James Wild said ‘It was a pleasure to take nearly 100 boys to St Mary’s for our annual charity concert. Everyone performed extremely well and we are very proud of them all. Our thanks to all the boys for their performances and to the music department staff: James Paget, Wilf Murray, Craig Stratton, Sue Piggott, Andy Crowdy, George Owen and Julian Bown for their support.’

The school is already looking forward to next year’s performance.

You can view more photos from the concert on our Facebook Page.

 

Caldicott musicians at St Mary's Church, Slough