Saturday, 25 March – Celebration Concert – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Last Saturday twenty one members of our St Edmund’s choir sang in a special concert which was organised to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Oxfordshire County Music Service. The children had spent months rehearsing and learning two new works which were commissioned for the event. The piece our choir sang was called ‘Apollo’s Lyre’ and it comprised of six new songs telling the Greek myth of the creation of the lyre by Hermes, and its adoption by Apollo. The piece was written for an eight part choir and chamber orchestra, and we were one of the thirteen Oxfordshire primary and secondary schools taking part. All of the County Music Service groups performed in the concert in one of the finest concert halls in the world.
Our thanks go to Mrs Semple, Mrs Zielinska and all of the parents who supported the children in their preparation for the amazing concert and who happily collected the weary singers who arrived back in Abingdon at 2:15am the following morning.
A truly memorable experience for all involved.