On 5 March the Music Department entertained us with an intimate evening of music-making. Chamber Concerts allow students of all standards and musical experience to perform in a formal but supportive atmosphere. At this term’s Chamber Concert we were treated to a wide variety of music from a number of soloists, chamber ensembles and musical groups.

The Flute Ensemble played Piazzolla’s Libertango, while Senior Guitar Ensemble played the anonymous composition A Merry Mood followed by Carson Parks’ Somethin’ Stupid. It was excellent to hear a number of duet performances, including Shostakovich’s Prelude and Gavotte for two violins and a piano duet version of Brahms’ rousing Hungarian Dance No 5.

Solo items included a vocal performance of On My Own from the musical Les Misérables, some Enescu for solo violin and piano works by Chopin and Brahms. It was good to hear instruments that are not traditionally played by a large number of students such as trombone, harp and sitar.

Many congratulations to all who took part and made the evening so memorable and to the Music Department for organising and encouraging all of the performers.

You can hear it all again via the Sound Cloud link below.