New music talent showcased at concert

This week, Trinity hosted its annual New Generation Concert which was an opportunity for our younger musicians to showcase their talents. We were delighted to welcome a large audience who enjoyed a wide variety of musical styles from the Lower School.

Mr. Swinson, Trinity’s Director of Music, explained that whereas last week’s Senior Gala Concert demonstrated advanced and polished performances, this concert was exciting because it was a chance to appreciate the tremendous potential of our younger students.

Mr. Swinson tells us about the concert, “The Music Department’s tiered ensemble structure ensures that there are groups from beginner to advanced levels and this is an essential support to learning an instrument. Many of the performers this week were presenting their first concert at Trinity and it was heartening to hear the Training Strings and Training Band playing in a confident and cohesive manner. The more experienced musicians formed Junior Symphonic Wind Orchestra and Second Strings and it was impressive to witness the high level these youngsters have already achieved. Similarly, our thriving Guitar department was represented by Los Guitaristas, a group that is already tackling some challenging repertoire.

“Our Big Bands feature at many school events across the year and they are always popular. Competition for places in the senior groups is fierce and it was easy to see why when listening to Almost Big Band, who closed the evening in style. This third tier group was directed with aplomb by our gap year Music Assistant, Patrick Minton, and included some imaginative and fearless improvisations.

“Choir singing in this first term is all about building confidence and two junior choirs sang with great energy and commitment. Concert Choir sang two pieces and featured two excellent soloists: Christopher Bergs and Ben Fletcher. Perhaps the greatest cheer was reserved for the Junior and First Year Choir who gave rousing renditions of two songs, featuring a large number of accomplished soloists.”

Congratulations to all students involved!

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