5 November 2019

Eleven boys embarked on the journey to orchestral heaven when they attended an Orchestral Prep School Day at Radley College. The day started with the Precentor​,​ Sam Gladstone​,​ putting them through their paces with some engaging physical and rhythmical warmups. The boys rehearsed in small groups to begin with, slowly building up to the full orchestra by 14:00. It was amazing to see how such young musicians were able to develop their playing as a large ensemble in such a short amount of time – a truly wonderful occasion. After tea and cake, the students performed together for friends and family at 16:30. The boys all had a wonderful day and I would love to say that the music was the sole source of their pleasure, though the food provision may have also had something to do with it!

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