Britten – Hymn to St. Cecilia
Brahms – Four Songs for Female voices, Two Horns and Harp
Purcell School Chamber Choir
Edward Longstaff Conductor
The Purcell School holds a UNESCO Mozart Gold Medal in recognition of its unique contribution to music, education and international culture, and in 2016, was made a Fazioli Pianoforti Centre of Excellence.
The School is well-known for nurturing the very best young talent, including three recent BBC Young Musician of the Year winners, Lara Melda (2010), Martin James Bartlett (2014), and Alexandra Ridout (Jazz Award 2016). Pupils regularly win scholarships to the best music colleges in the UK and abroad, and enjoy frequent success in competitions locally, nationally and internationally. Just a few of The Purcell School’s distinguished alumni include Oliver Knussen CBE, Catrin Finch, Nicholas Daniel, Robert Cohen, Julius Drake, Yevgeny Sudbin, Karim Said, Mica Levi, and Jacob Collier.
The Purcell School Chamber Choir have performed at venues including Westminster Abbey, St. Pauls’ Cathedral, St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, and the Royal Academy of Music.
‘…it gives me great hope for the future of the music profession when I hear what these young people are capable of’ Sir Simon Rattle CBE