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September 2020 - Music returns to St Thomas'

 

Does your child have what it takes to record a Xmas No 1?

We are looking for local children to be part of a unique opportunity to record a professional track for release on Spotify, iTunes and youtube in time for Christmas.  Last year one of our choristers, Cai Thomas, was a BBC 2 Young Chorister of the year finalist and released an album Seren which was a Classic FM album of the week.  The Choristers of St Thomas-on-The Bourne sang with him on the album and now they will record once again with the support of Classic FM but we would like more young people from the community to sing with us on the track.  We’re doing this for charity and all royalties will be donated to Robbie’s Rehab a local charity for children with brain cancer.

For more information about singing on the track email the Director of Music at St Thomas’ Rob Lewis and click here for poster

 

The Girls’ Quartet performed our first concert since lock down on Thursday 10th September.  Anna, April, Beth and Izzy were accompanies by Andrew Harrap, the organ scholar.  An enthusiastic audience (social distancing) was treated to accomplished performances by the girls and complemented by piano pieces played by Mixtli and Alex.  Donations of over £250 were made for church and choir funds and the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.  If you would like to hear the concert you can do so HERE.

And finally, we are delighted that one of our choristers, Dexter, has won a place at the Purcell School of Music.  We wish him good luck and thank him for his time in the choir.
 

Spring 2020:  On 27th March

Cai, one of our choristers, released his album Seren- which also features our other boy and girl choristers, as well as the renowned London Mozart Players and the Pegasus Choir.  Two singles already released Suo Gan and Ave Verum, can be found on all streaming services and are gaining much attention on Classic FM!

On 9 February, a fund-raising concert was held in “Songs of Praise” format.  Members of the congregation bid for their favourite anthems and hymns. The evening was a great success musically, with the selected favourites including such pieces as Parry’s I was glad, Handel’s Zadok the priest, Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine and Lauridsen’s O magnum mysterium. Thanks to the generosity of the congregation, the event also raised over £400 for the choir tour fund.

 

Summer tour to Rome

Unfortunately due to the pandemic, the choir’s summer tour to Rome and the Vatican has had to be postponed.

Click through to an archive of Choir tours of previous years

 

New choral awards

The first new choral award has been made to Harry Fagge, and three choral awards are available next academic year up to a value of £750. Choral awards are given to competent Altos, Tenors or Basses aged between 16-25 years. They can use their reward to cover expenses and for further musical development.

 

 

 

 

Recitals

Link through to News & Events to see forthcoming recitals and concert events.




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