Music maestros kick Michaelmas recital series at Wisbech Grammar School
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A host of musical talents have showcased their skills at Wisbech Grammar School as part of its newly-launched Michaelmas recital series.
The first to share their expertise with pupils were Helen Groves (soprano) and Jill Morton (piano) who treated the youngsters to a recital of songs ranging from the Baroque to Jazz eras.
The programme took the audience through the challenging repertoire required for the Associated Board Grade Eight singing examination and Helen wowed pupils with her rendition of Handel’s ‘Oh had I Jubal’s lyre.’
In the second of the recitals, Natalia Williams-Wandoch, a celebrated concert pianist, gave the audience of Prep 6, First Form and piano pupils a wonderful programme of piano masterpieces. On the Steinway piano, Natalia showcased the versatility of the sounds the instrument can produce, playing Chopin and Debussy.
Natalia also conducted a masterclass with three of the school’s talented pianists - Catherine Missin, Miles MacLachlan and Kimberley Calleja - who were all preparing for their own performance in the evening.
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Pupils, parents and staff were then treated to an evening of piano music performed by pianists of all ages – from Prep 6 through to the Upper 6.
The programme included a diverse mix of musical styles and eras – ranging from the early keyboard writing of the eighteenth century in Scarlatti’s Sonata in F minor, played by Kimberley Calleja, to the ‘Sixties Swing’ captured beautifully by Beatrice Winder.
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