Music highlights

The Open Musicians’ Platform on 1 May brought a great variety of music and performers to the Recital Room, including a performance of Kabalevsky’s concerto by Andrei Golovanov with Mr Christopher Potts on the accompanying piano. This was followed by an informal concert on 3 May, in preparation for the upcoming exams.

Inci Gurun has now reached the finals of a Turkish singing competition and is one of five out of an original 8000 entrants. The competition will see her final performance as a live YouTube recording on Thursday 10 May.

Eliza Ruffle has been chosen to play at Carnegie Hall on 6 June.

Over Easter, James King, Jacob Robinson, Peter Westbrooke and Old Sennockian Sophie Westbrooke (OS 2017) joined the Lydian Orchestra to give performances of Brahms’s Serenade no. 1 and Strauss’s Serenade for Woodwind.

Also during the holidays, Vita de Munck, Maddy Brown and Sophie Littlewood attended the NYC Training Choir residential culminating in a concert at Oxford Town Hall, while Ellie Petry attended the National Youth Girls’ Choir, with a final performance at the Royal Albert Hall in the Women and the Hall concert.

Term began with Nick Beston’s annual Jazz Club Night in the Sackville Theatre, with a professional trio consisting of Jim Treweek (keys), Eric Guy (bass) and Buster Birch (kit). This was followed by Music at Sevenoaks presents a Musical Menagerie, with performances from Foundation Orchestra, Wind Band, Sevenoaks Strings, Flute Choir and Lower School Singers.

Congratulations to our students on an excellent set of ABRSM exam results, and on a superb set of Trinity results – all merits and distinctions.

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