Celebrated tenor James Gilchrist visited College to
give a vocal masterclass to our senior music scholars, James Lloyd Smith
(U6, S), Ruth Matthews (U6, A), Laurence Pemberton (U6, S), Hebe Way (U6, Q), Matthew Finan (L6, S) and Amy Hinc (L6, W).
We were delighted to welcome James Gilchrist who is unsurpassed in his field as a lyric
tenor and whose warm enthusiasm and inspirational creativity were of great
encouragement to our pupils.
James Gilchrist’s masterclass is the latest in a series
of Cheltenham College Music Masterclasses where past guests have included
Julian Lloyd-Webber (Cello), Margaret Humphrey Clark (Vocal) and Jennifer Raven
The students said afterwards: "…taking part in the vocal masterclass was extremely beneficial for my development as a singer, and has given me the confidence to experiment with new techniques to make my performance as a whole more varied and enjoyable to watch…" and also that "…it was an invaluable experience with lots of extremely helpful and applicable lessons learnt which I will always incorporate in the future."
After his visit, James Gilchrist commented; “I thought
all the students were really very impressive. To have six Sixth Formers of such
quality is really a tremendous sign of the musical life of the school.”