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Music@Malling

 
On 22nd-23rd September, two groups of Kent College music girls took part in a series of workshops and concerts organised by Music@Malling commemorating the Armistice. Music@Malling is an international music festival bringing outstanding artists and music to historical venues in and around West Malling, Kent. The Side-by-Side workshops and concerts are designed to give young singers and players a chance to work alongside some of the UK’s leading musicians.
 
Saturday’s rehearsal and concert took place in St. Mary’s Church, West Malling where seven of our Kent College string players, ranging from Y3-Y13, rehearsed and performed alongside musicians from Chamber Domaine under the baton of Thomas Kemp. True Hollywood glamour was added to the occasion with the appearance of world famous actor Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) who read World War I poems by local poet Siegfried Sassoon!
 
The day as a whole was very exciting and as Lottie in Y11 put it: “Playing the Fantasia with the professional violas was brilliant! The professional players were very encouraging and the whole experience was very educational”.
 
On Sunday 23rd September, girls from Kent College Senior Chamber Choir got a chance to rehearse and perform alongside the world famous and Grammy Award winning choir, Tenebrae and their conductor Nigel Short. Members of Tenebrae were joined by girls and boys from Kent College, Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School and Tonbridge School in a performance of ‘Footsteps’, a piece written by one of UK’s most prominent, young composers, Owain Park, who also is a member of Tenebrae.
 
Kent College girls did extremely well with the demanding repertoire on both days and received praise from the professional musicians for their excellent attitude and professional conduct!

Posted: 28/09/2018 at 09:12
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