Chelmsford Student wins Royal Opera House Fanfare Competition

Bright World is excited to report on a very talented student studying at one of our Excellent Boarding School’s, New Hall School.

Molly Conrad, who is in Year 10 at New Hall School, the independent boarding and day School in Chelmsford, is among the winners of a prestigious national competition held by the Royal Opera House.  The annual Fanfare Competition is open to 11-16 year olds and gives young people the opportunity to create a short piece of music to alert thousands of people to return to their seats during the intervals of performances by the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet. 

Molly composed a fanfare and was delighted when her piece was selected from hundreds of entries as a winner.

Molly Conrad had her composition recorded by the full Royal Opera House orchestra and conducted by Antonio Pappano.  Maestro Pappano gave Molly his full and detailed attention and the results were thrilling.  Molly was tenacious in getting just the sound she required - making editorial adjustments to string and percussion parts as the session progressed.

The public premiere of the fanfares will be on Saturday 30 June at the Royal Opera House and they will then be used to signal the end of intervals during performances in the 2012-2013 season.


New Hall School is a leading Catholic Independent Boarding and Day School for boys and girls


 New Hall School is a leading Catholic Independent Boarding and Day School for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 18.

Founded in 1642, New Hall School, Chelmsford, is the oldest Catholic school in England that has always taken girls. Following the establishment of its new charitable status as New Hall School Trust in 2005, in a pioneering move the former convent school opened its doors to senior boys.

New Hall School are proud of their academic achievements. Last year 100% of GCSE’s achieved were A*-C of which 50% were A*/A.

The Music Department at New Hall School has a long and fine tradition with students being able to perform all over the world as well as giving regular performances to delighted audiences at New Hall in Chelmsford.

If you would like to apply to this Co-educational UK Boarding School, please enquire online or phone direct on +44 (0) 1273 834745.


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