The Music Department enjoyed a visit from Mr Richard Tanner, Director of Music at Rugby School on 30th and 31st January. Mr Tanner took the choir for two rehearsals and really made us think about the question ‘Which is more important; words or music?’ There were lots of answers and some of the activities he did with us over the course of the two days made choir members rethink their opinion and the reasons for it. His warm-up exercise with ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’ really made us think about what we were singing – a real brain game!
Mr Tanner also took a series of stimulating Performance Workshops with groups of musicians from F6, F7 and F8, giving lots of useful feedback about practising and performance and involving everyone in discussing what works well in each person’s playing. The F8 group particularly enjoyed Fergus’s exploration with Mr Tanner of different styles of playing in a Baroque sonata by Vivaldi; well done for being such an adaptable performer!
A terrific day and many thanks to Mr Tanner for coming up to see us!
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