Vocal Masterclass

Vocal Masterclass

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 (Flute).   

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.”  

    

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