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Prep Schools' Orchestral Festival at Wellington College

18 October 2013

Today 5 of our more experienced orchestral instrumentalists went to Wellington College for a day of rehearsal followed by a short concert. In the morning the musicians rehearsed in sectionals, and then during the afternoon as a whole orchestra, directed by Hilary Davon Wetton. In the concert they performed arrangements of two movements from Winter, by Antonio Vivaldi, The theme from Star Wars by John Williams, and finally the theme from ‘Match of the Day’ originally by Barry Stoller. Boys enjoyed the day, although they had to work hard, with four demanding rehearsals during the day, only breaking for a short packed lunch and later cooked ‘high tea’ which all enjoyed. Our thanks go to the musicians of Wellington College for their hard work during the day.

Strings in rehearsal

Orchestra in full flow.