Prior Park College student Harriet Garner has won an exceptional Choral
Scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge after she achieved top academic
A-level grades required to study Theology, as well as winning out in a series
of musical auditions. Trinity is
widely considered to be the best mixed-voice choir in Cambridge, a city where
the quality of college choirs is already world-class.
Other students at Prior Park have
further been recognised for their musical achievements and involvement both locally
Sixth Form students Georgia Entwisle,
Teuta Martinovic, Bear Hutchison and Alistair Addley all attended the Eton
Choral Course where they sang in a master class with Sarah Walker and performed
in a BBC broadcast Evensong from Queen's College, Oxford.
Alexander Butt entered a BBC Proms
composition competition and was invited to two workshops at the Royal College
of Music over the summer, based on writing film music. Alexander is preparing
music for the Prior Park College production of Oresteia next January, as well
as an entry for the Bath Film Festival composition competition. Both Alexander
and Georgia Entwisle have been selected to join a select small group of Young
Curators who will work with the Wiltshire Music Centre in an innovative
programme designed to train arts professionals of the future.
Finlay Dove and Angus Fender attended the annual residential course with the
National Schools Symphony Orchestra for one week at Malvern College. The week saw concentrated music practice that
culminated in a concert programme with works by
Elgar and Holst where Finlay and Angus represented Prior Park in the NSSO brass section.
Sylvan Biscoe performed with Worcestershire
Youth Jazz Orchestra at Marlborough Jazz
Music for You Summer School Jazz course, The Wavendon Music
Camp, Bath Folk festival
and Shooting Roots at Towersey Festival.
Spike Clarkson had a great week
at Tonbridge School in Kent with the National
Youth Choir. Next
for Spike and NYC is the War Requiem at the
Royal Festival Hall on Remembrance Day.
Sebrina Lambert Rose participated in a 10 day music course at Wells
Cathedral School. On the course she studied composition, piano and cello as well as taking part in a string
orchestra, clarinet trio and choir. She also had her own composition performed by tutors on the course.
Theo Elwell, a member of the National
Youth Chamber Orchestra, joined a group of young London musicians to make a
concert tour of Tuscany, including a concert in Lucca Cathedral.
Director of Music, Mr. Roland Robertson is delighted
with their efforts: “All of the students worked incredibly hard this summer and
benefitted from a wide range of performing opportunities provided by the
College. Their achievements are well deserved and they should be very proud.”