15th March 2012 - 12.30 Lunchtime Concert
A Concert given by
Students of St John's School, Leatherhead.
Adoration - Borowski - Felicity Rowbotham, violin
Some enchanted evening - Richard Rodgers - Andrew Butler, bass
to be confirmed - Henry Ball, trombone
Broadway Baby - Stephen Sondheim - Rebecca Wattley, alto
Aria - Bozza - Andrew Butler, alto saxophone
Mein Herr Marquis - Johann Strauss - Sophie Denman, soprano
1st Movement, Unfinished Sonata in E minor - Franz Schubert - Jonathan Dudeney, piano
Oh Mistress Mine - Roger Quilter, and
Nice work if you can get it - Gershwin - Edward Brewer, baritone
Adagio in E major - Mozart, and
Czardas - Vittorio Monti - Edward Evans, violin
We are grateful to Mr Martin Collier, Headmaster of St John’s, and to Director of Music, Mr Nicholas Smith, for giving permission for these students to play this concert for us today.
William Cowper it was who said "Variety's the very spice of life." If the Variety of the programmes of these Music on Thursdays concerts, and the variety of today's programme from St John's School, are anything to judge by then that is certainly a true statement. We were treated to music from Borowski to Schubert, from Ridout to J Strauss, from Sondheim to Rogers and to Gershwin.
The talents shown by these students was remarkable. We not only heard solos on the violin, trombone, piano and alto saxophone, but also singing from an alto and a baritone, and a soprano who brought the concert to its close with a delightful rendering of 'Mein Herr Marquis' from Der Fledermaus.
Thank you St John's for bringing such a range of talents for our enjoyment. We wish them well in their musical futures. FP.