Our Music Department pulled out all the stops this week to welcome final year university students from the prestigious Tonmeister Music Recording course to professionally record our fantastic music ensembles. We spent two days in multiple locations to record a Carol Service video and footage for the upcoming Winter Concert. The students from Surrey University were truly impressed by the music making they heard and they remarked that after an extraordinary year where they have had little opportunity to hear very little live music they had really enjoyed being part of something so very special. Our students had a taste of what it would be like to be professional musicians with multiple takes and great attention to detail, microphones and cables running everywhere.
Despite the challenges that this term has presented we have managed to keep music at the heart of the Wilson's experience. Ensembles have adapted and choirs have split into year group bubbles. Our visiting excellent peripatetic teachers have been flexible and enthusiastic. They have coped with masks, sanitisers, freezing draughts, and distant conversations not to mention multiple room changes and zoom lessons. This year has seen everything requiring ten times more planning than usual. The music department would like to thank everyone involved for their continued support.
We hope that you and your families will enjoy watching what has been recorded when we send out the links! The recordings will also be shared with local nursing and care homes.