Our musicians here at Wilson's have demonstrated impressive resilience this year as they have grappled with new-fangled methods of rehearsal and very different styles of performance. Every time, they rose to the challenge, producing incredible concerts and recitals--and we now have a robust cohort of Year 7 instrumentalists awaiting their Trinity examinations on instruments they first picked up just nine months ago! Looking ahead to the second half of the summer term, we are very happy to report that we will be casting aside livestreaming and digital recording equipment in favour of live audiences, enthusiastic applause, and interval refreshments! Here are some dates for your diaries:
Thursday 24th June
Senior Vocal Concert
Featuring members of the Sixth Form Barbershop.
Thursday 1st July
Featuring a reunited Chamber Orchestra, Middle-School Wind Band, Guitar Ensemble, Junior Strings, the Year 7 Wind Band—and much more!
Tuesday 6th July
House Music Live Final
Join the winners of our first-round categories (voice, piano, strings, wind, brass, percussion, guitar) as they compete to become Wilson's Young Musician of the Year! Numbers will be limited at these events so keep an eye out for information after the holiday on how to reserve your spot! In other news, Mr Berxwedan Koçkaya has just joined our team of peripatetic instrumental staff as a classical and acoustic guitar teacher. If you are interested in taking guitar lessons, please see Ms Burton in the Music Office. You can find out more about this year's House Music competition, keep up-to-date with departmental events including the co-curricular timetable, and download a form to register interest in lessons with our peripatetic instrumental teachers on our departmental website. Check it out!