Saturday, September 2, 2017

The year ahead: 2017-18

Another exciting year lies ahead for the music-making at the Vaughan with the singers and instrumentalists again set to perform a wide variety of music, alongside a number of professional groups and in many different settings.

Performances will be given in London and beyond at venues that are to include Merton College, Oxford, St John's College, Cambridge, Southwark Cathedral and York Minster, Arundel Cathedral, St John's Smith Square and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Highlights will include the tenth anniversary of our partnership with Southbank Sinfonia, which we will celebrate with a concert in March. The Big Band, marking twenty years since its first performance, will play at the Bull's Head in Barnes once again as well as leading the annual Big Band celebration. Choral highlights will include Beethoven's Mass in C in the Michaelmas Term sung by the School Choir and for the Sixth Form Choir, singing Evensong at Merton College, Oxford in October and at Southwark Cathedral in November.

The Schola Cantorum will perform Handel's Messiah in December, accompanied by St James' Baroque at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square and in April will perform once again alongside His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts in a performance of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, to be given at St James's, Spanish Place.

In October the Schola travels to South Africa for the first time, singing concerts and services, including at Regina Mundi Cathedral in Soweto and St George's Cathedral, Cape Town. The Schola is also to work alongside school and youth choirs in a wide variety of settings during the trip.

In January boys from the Vaughan will return to the Royal Opera House once again, singing in Puccini's Tosca, some performances of which are to be conducted by Placido Domingo.

Other highlights will no doubt include the St Cecilia Concert in November, the Carol Service at the end of the Michaelmas Term, the Spring Instrumental Concert in March and of course the year will end with our musical - which show it will be is yet to be decided!


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