Music & Arts | Posted 02.05.2016

May Morning Music

Schola Cantorum gave their annual May Morning concert on Bank Holiday Monday, May 2nd in the Top Ref. An audience of parents and friends enjoyed a typically wide-ranging programme, which began with a lively performance of songs from Lionel Bart’s Oliver, and Let it go from the Disney film, Frozen.

The sopranos and altos sang The Call of Wisdom by Will Todd, which was commissioned for the Diamond Jubilee of HM the Queen. This beautiful piece was followed by John Rutter’s A flower remembered, a setting of Japanese verse composed in memory of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

The tenors and basses then sang Robat Arwyn’s rich, four-part setting of Benedictus and Alwyn Humphreys’ arrangement of Welsh hymn tunes, nicely contrasting with Java Jive! The recital concluded with a medley from Les Miserables,

There were excellent solos from Georgia Raines, Elena Zukriegel, Alethea and Hope Turner, Robert Simpson, Joe Reed and Arthur Chitnis.

Schola’s next performance will be at Great Academies, on Friday, May 27th at 3pm in St Peter’s Church.