As part of the 175th anniversary celebrations, the combined Music departments of Cheltenham College and Cheltenham Prep gave a showcase concert in London’s prestigious Cadogan Hall. Head of Music at College, Mr David McKee commented, “Performing in such an impressive venue was a huge privilege for all involved, and the students worked incredibly hard to produce an absolutely stunning evening of music that will be remembered for a very long time.”
The concert featured a wide range of the music ensembles from College, including the Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Chapel Choir, Chamber Choir, Prep School Percussion Ensemble, Wind Band, Big Band and Chamber ensembles from both College and the Prep School. The evening concluded with the combined orchestras from both schools accompanying the choir and audience in a rousing rendition of Parry’s Jerusalem. Repertoire ranged from Baroque string music to 20th century jazz via Dvořák and African drumming, giving a snapshot of the sheer breadth of music that is on offer at College.