Richard Taunton Choral Concert
19th December 2019
Richard Taunton Sixth Form College hosted their annual Choral Concert on Monday 16 December, with students from the college and community choirs performing a selection of choral numbers.
Both choirs came together to perform a number of collaborations in addition to their own pieces, including Flow Water by Kehoe, and The Lamb by Tavener. The evening culminated in a joint performance of Rutter’s Gloria.
The college were also delighted to welcome back former music student and talented wind player Joshua Attrill – formerly from Christ the King School, Isle of Wight – who recently graduated from Cardiff University with a Masters in Music Composition. Joshua performed two pieces for the audience; Clarinet Sonatina by Horovitz; and the Solo De Concours by Messager.
Miriam Kenny-Williams, Head of Department for Music and Performing Arts at the college said:
“Our annual Choral Concert is somewhat of a tradition now, and we always look forward to collaborating with the Richard Taunton Community Choir and learning new pieces. This year’s repertoire has been a great challenge and our students have been working hard to perfect the harmonies in Rutter’s Gloria. They have really stepped up to this challenge and I am very proud of what they have achieved. It was lovely to see so many friends, family and local residents supporting us in the audience and wonderful to welcome Joshua back to the college”
Peter Fraser, Conductor and choir leader for The Richard Taunton Community Choir said:
“Another fantastic year with great music! Being a former student of the college it is always wonderful to come back and continue this musical experience. The Rutter piece sounded wonderful, and it was a pleasure to conduct it. Both choirs worked very hard and it definitely paid off, and our guest musicians were a perfect addition to the piece – with one of the percussionist also being a former student. I would like to say a special thanks to Miriam for her work with the college choir, to Sophie our amazing pianist and also to all the people who help in the background both before and on the day who make this event possible. See you next year!”