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The Slough Philharmonic Orchestra visit Caldicott for a special concert

05 March 2020


Caldicott were delighted to host the Slough Philharmonic for a performance of orchestral music this week. The concert was well attended by boys, their families and staff.

The orchestra use the school’s facilities once a year to present their Spring Concert. As a thank you, they also present a shortened version of the concert to boys and their families. This year, the school was treated to soloist Giuseppe Guerrera performing Rachmaninov and the orchestra played the Overture from Verdi’s Opera, Nabucco by way of an opener. The finale was two well—known Verdi Operatic Choruses performed by the school Chorus. The first was The March of the Hebrew Slaves, from Nabucco, and the melody of this appeared in the Overture heard at the start of the programme. The second was the Grand March Finale from Aida, which was performed by the choirs and the whole of Year 8.

‘I hope this will transpire to have been a memorable event, particularly for those boys who took part in the singing and their families who attended. There is nothing that brings a community together more powerfully than a moving collaboration through music, and last night was such a pleasure to share with so many people. My thanks are extended to all the players in Slough Philharmonic, a great institution, along with the Orchestra Manager, the conductor, the soloist, and all those from our community who took part, attended, or helped to make last night’s event possible.’ - James Wild, Director of Performing Arts


Slough Philharmonic at Caldicott