Concert Orchestra plays Berlioz and Bizet
The Concert Orchestra has given its last concert of the academic year. This ensemble is formed each year at the beginning of the summer term, after the Symphony Orchestra joint with Sherborne Girls and Leweston has performed its Easter concert and has traditionally been disbanded until September, and is an all boys’ orchestra comprised of Sherborne’s strongest orchestral musicians. The end-of-year concert, which was this year conducted by Head of Strings Sarah Drury, saw the orchestra playing in fine form with bold renditions of two movements from Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and a lively account of Bizet’s popular Carmen Suite. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings after sport and in recent years the orchestra has considerably grown in popularity. A very successful concert tour to Venice in the summer of 2011 is to be followed by a proposed tour to Rome in July 2013, of gigantic proportions with both the 84 strong Wind Band and the 102 strong Choir joining the orchestra.
Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012