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Music Concerts and Tours

Every term the Music Department performs a wide range of concerts. These are a mixture of formal and informal, ensembles and solos, both internal and external and pupils of all standards are encouraged to participate.

The basic outline for each term are shown below:

Michaelmas Term

Solo and Ensemble Concert for Forms 1-3

Solo Concert for forms 4-5

Solo Concert for 6th form

Ensemble Concert in London

Pre-examination Concert

Ensemble concert featuring Chapel Choir, Chamber Choir, Senior Strings, Chamber Orchestra and other Senior Ensembles

School Carol Service

Maidstone Rotary Club Carol Service

Lent Term

Solo Concert for Forms 1-3

Solo Concert for Forms 4-5

Solo Concert for Sixth Form

Voces 8 concert in London

Pre-examination Concert

Ensemble concert featuring Chapel Choir accompanied by Senior Strings in a large scale work. Past examples include Vivaldi Gloria, Schubert’s Mass in G and Faure’s Requiem

Summer Term

Solo and Ensemble Concert for Forms 1-4

Leaver’s Concert for Sixth Form

Guitar Concert

Singing Soiree

Pre-examination Concert

Confirmation Service and Leaver’s Service.

Other concerts include evensongs at local cathedrals and in local churches for various charities.

An example of an Ensemble concert programme

Tours

Recent tours have included:

Cologne

The Chapel Choir performed Anthems and Vivaldi’s Gloria in a variety of churches and Cathedrals in Cologne and Aachen, including Cologne Cathedral. Visits were made to a chocolate factory and an afternoon in a local school.

Paris

The Jazz Band performed in Disneyland Paris at the large sound stage before spending the rest of the day in the park. Another concert was in Le Jardin de Luxembourg. A tour of Paris and a boat trip was also undertaken

Future tours are planned for October 2015 for the Chapel Choir to visit Rome. Performances are planned in the Pantheon, St Peter’s Basilica and other churches. The Band are planning a return to Paris.

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