Students from Saint Paul’s recently spent an enjoyable a day at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) witnessing and experiencing new kinds of music and meeting students from the college.
The students, who are studying GCSE Music, began their visit with a tour of the building to see and hear their excellent facilities. They then attended a choir rehearsal for the lunchtime concert and an opera rehearsal for La Vie Parisienne by J. Offenbach.
“It was a wonderful opportunity for our students, they could see how young people just three or four years older were rehearsing and putting together different kinds of music,” commented Mr Tim Jackson, Head of Music at Saint Paul’s. “We watched the RNCM Chamber Choir and String Orchestra perform a concert of Renaissance and Baroque music sang in Latin and French; many students had never heard music that sounded like this before but were impressed by how beautiful it was, how amazingly the choir sang and how professional the RNCM's students were. This concert opened many ears, and eyes, to a wonderful and different kind of music.”
“Our students found this to be a fascinating visit which they thoroughly enjoyed,” commented Executive Headteacher, Mr Tony Billings. “I’m looking forward to seeing how what they learnt at the RNCM transfers into their music and studies.”