Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Centenary Concert Success!
Our third Centenary Celebration was a wonderful event
Back to Worcester Cathedral where a magical evening was spent
Pre-concert drinks in the King’s boathouse for some overlooking the river Severn
Before listening to music from the choir, OAs and guests; a programme sent from heaven
Handel’s Zadok the Priest began and made everyone sit up in their seat
Four present and former soloists then performed beautifully; an entertaining treat
Chloe Underwood sang in French from ‘Samson and Delilah’ by C Saint-Saens
Louisa Marsden-Smedley played the flute from ‘Orfeo and Euridice’ by Gluck
Amy Heptinstall sang in German from ‘The Magic Flute’ by Mozart
Freya Westwood played the cello with pieces by Marcello and Bach
To bring the first half to a close the Choir and orchestra performed Vivaldi’s‘Gloria’
An interval of drinks in the Cloisters all sharing views in a state of euphoria
The second half began with ‘The Coronation Mass’ by Mozart
Four enchanting soloists with the choir and orchestra played their part
Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass filled the Cathedral with their song
All too soon it was over; we were back at Abberley before too long.
The Centenary Concert by Nigel Richardson.
‘The Centenary Concert was a resounding success, conveying to all those that attended of the superb standard of musical education, pupil behaviour, dress, demeanour and performance of Abberley Hall pupils. The concert was a superb celebration fitting for the Centenary year. It raised the profile of the Foundation and re-engaged many OA’s, ex-staff, parents and friends of Abberley Hall'
'I am extremely proud of and for the children in all that they have achieved. This was an unforgettable evening of music the performances of which will remain in my memory, heart and soul for very many years to come.’