Current circumstances have meant that many of our engagements for the Trinity Boys Choir have been postponed. Read on to find out more…

Eleven boys recently returned from Malmö in Sweden where they had been rehearsing Sir Peter Hall’s famous Glyndebourne production of Britten’s opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Rehearsals were almost at an end and the premiere was to be on 27 March; the Headmaster was looking forward to attending as a guest of honour! The opera house is determined to arrange performances on future dates and they fully expect the boys to be the stars of the show.

Congratulations to Jasper Bew and Jacob Haunstetter, who share the role of ‘Puck’; to the solo fairies Felix Barry-Casademunt (Cobweb), Simeon Wren (Peaseblossom), Daniel Todd (Mustardseed) and Thushan Peiris (Moth), and to Arthur Clark, Caden Cheong, Maksim Lalic, Joseph Lipinski and Finn Rabheru for their excellent work so far, which has garnered much praise from their Swedish colleagues.

Leo Jemison has been rehearsing the challenging role of Miles in Britten’s opera The Turn of the Screw, with OperaGlass Works and conductor John Wilson, since mid-February and the first performance at Wilton’s Music Hall was scheduled for 25 March. Performances have now been penciled in for October.

Similarly, Harry Jordan was due to sing the role of The Spirit of the Boy in Britten’s Curlew River this week with the Britten Sinfonia, tenor Ian Bostridge and conductor Martin Fitzpatrick. These performances have also been postponed, to be rescheduled later in the year.

Finally, congratulations to Leo Jemison who beat off competition from around the country to be offered a solo role in performances of Handel’s L’Allegro Il Penseroso with Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort in Halle, Germany. These are schedule for June, so fingers are crossed!

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