Trinity Boys Choir returns to Fairfield Halls

Music | 26th March 2020

The Trinity Boys Choir recently returned to the Fairfield Halls for a spectacular concert in Croydon.

When the Fairfield Halls re-opened last year, the Choir were delighted to be named one of the venue’s associate ensembles.  The new partnership was celebrated in a wonderful concert, accompanied by a guest choir from Cumnor House School for Boys, on 10 March.

The first half of the programme consisted of folksong arrangements by David de Warrenne and an excellent contribution from a male voice choir.

The concert saw the world premiere of a new commission by Peter White, The Mermaid of Zennor. This challenging and exciting commission was accompanied by Trinity’s clarinet teacher Sarah Thurlow, Trinity parent and LSO principal Daniel Jemison (bassoon) and Trinity alumnus Daniel Benn (cello).

Peter was thrilled with the performance and said: “I expected an excellent performance but I was astonished that the boys managed to sing it all from memory as well!”.

The second half of the concert included a charming set of pieces from Cumnor House School for Boys, a much enjoyed ‘Salsa’ from Trinity’s Symphonic Wind Orchestra, and a magnificent finale combining Trinity’s various choirs, its wind orchestra, and the choir from Cumnor House.