A busy start to the academic year...

We kicked off the start of this busy term by meeting for our annual choir camp. This was an opportunity for us to get to know our new choral scholars and sing together for the first time. As well as full choir rehearsals, we utilised this weekend to sing in our smaller groups, ending in a short workshop to the rest of the choir of a wide-range of music for one-a-part ensembles. We finished our weekend of rehearsals with our first Sunday worship of the term, to welcome new students to College and Chapel life.

The next week was a whirlwind of rehearsals for the welcome week Chorus and orchestra but we continued with our usual rehearsals, with Choral Evensong on the Thursday with music by Stanford. We performed our first Midweek Music concert of the year entitled 'Music of the Spheres'. The programme reflected the sun, moon and stars and included two solo pieces sung by Laurence Padfield and Jack Yates, and also works by Ben Parry, Ola Gjeilo, Arturs Maskats and Eric EĊĦenvalds. We are now looking forward to upcoming events including music by Ben Parry for a recording in January.

Chloe Wedlake, 2nd Year Alto & Music Student