Young musicians and singers will be performing at a special concert in Dorking on Saturday, 29th June, created to demonstrate the breadth of local musical talent.
The concert, which is the brainchild of Box Hill School's director of music Adam Stanworth, (Bright World Partner School) will see students performing a selection of much-loved classical pieces and traditional songs in St Martin's Church, Dorking. In addition, 50 singers from Micklefield and Belmont preparatory schools will entertain the audience with four folk songs from 'The sprig of thyme', arranged by John Rutter and accompanied by the Box Hill orchestra.
One of the highlights of the concert will be the first public performance of a piece of music composed by a Year 12 Box Hill School student. 'In the chalk country' has been written and arranged especially for this concert by Dominic Amlot, aged 17, from Redhill. The orchestral piece is Romantic in style and is around six minutes long.
Accomplished musician Oliver Parker, a Year 10 student, will also delight guests with Haydn's Trumpet Concerto.
Other pieces performed during the evening include Vivaldi's Gloria and Fauré's Requiem, which will feature young singers from Box Hill School, including soprano soloists Megan Whitehouse, Clara Zettelmeyer and Hazel May; alto soloist Rosie Eagers; and baritone soloists Marcel Norval and Sebastian Rabau. They will be accompanied by Box Hill School's chamber choir and orchestra.
A Box Hill School maths teacher, Heather Golding, will also take centre stage during the event as an alto soloist.
Adam Stanworth said: "This will be the first time Box Hill School has staged a public concert and we are really excited to be performing to our local communities."
"Music is a passion at the school with more than a third of our students playing at least one musical instrument and lots of pupils are heavily involved in the choir."
"The music department has many accomplished musicians, composers and singers and we have been working with younger pupils from other local schools to help nurture their skills and talent.”
The concert starts at 7pm and will include free refreshments during the interval. Tickets cost £12 and £8 for concessions, and can be bought from Box Hill School reception or by telephone 01372 385000
A charity collection will take place at the end of the concert with any money raised being donated to Rays of Sunshine, which grants wishes to seriously ill children.
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