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Music in March 2017
On Saturday 25th March, the celebrated musicians of Kent College Pembury’s orchestras and choirs will be performing Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.
Bernstein was one of the most prolific composers of the 20th Century, best known for musicals such as West Side Story and Peter Pan. The Chichester Psalms is one of his greatest works, set for harp, percussion and organ accompaniment. The concert performed by 60 girls, in both the Prep and Senior School, will feature Copland’s popular ‘Hoedown’. Girls in the Sixth Form are soloists in Berloiz's Les Nuits D’ete and Corelli's Concerto Grosso No.4 in D major.
Director of Music, Mr Mike Kent-Davies commented: "Accomplished in both classical and popular music, Leonard Bernstein’s music was heavily influenced by jazz and, though demanding for the performers, is always attractive to audiences. It has been a pleasure for girls and staff to tackle his work.”
Music plays an important part in the life of Kent College, thriving as an academic subject and a major co-curricular activity. Kent College students regularly continue their studies beyond school, with a number of girls pursuing music at university.
Countess of Wessex Theatre, Old Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Saturday 25th March 2017 at 7.30pm
Tickets £8.00. Students free
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