The Beacon School Leaderboard 09/05

Chester Music Festival - Hitting All The Right Notes!

Published by Ellesmere College on Friday 5th of May 2023

It was great to see Ellesmere returning to the Chester Music Festival this year. Following a successful and busy year in Festivals, Concerts, Services and Touring, our students are able to perform at consistently high standards both in ensemble and as soloists. Team skills and mastery lie at the heart of this performance level and Chester Music Festival was no exception.

 The Chamber Choir performed everything from 17th Century sacred Cathedral music to modern contemporary classics and everything in between. Adjudicator Brian Hughes was impressed at the balance between parts, the quality of the boys voices, our attention to expressing the text and the overall quality of sound. He paid tribute to Ellesmere's outstanding contribution to the Festival at the end of the session. Diane Rooney (Choir Secretary) said: 'Well, what can I say? Your young singers are superb and a credit to you and the school.'

The Raven Four (joined by Anthony Coupe as a stand in) performed a beautiful set with great character and refinement, earning them the highest mark of the day for vocal ensembles and choirs.

A number of our students performed as soloists, all gaining 1st or 2nd places including Molly Fry on Clarinet and Lewis Reardon, Huw Lloyd and Olivia Philbin as singers. Lewis did particularly well achieving 1st place in two categories. At the end of this year he will be heading on with his vocal studies at the RNCM.

 A really nice day out with students who serve as excellent ambassadors for the school. I continue to be inspired by them.  

Trophies and Cups were presented during Senior School Assembly. 

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