The last few weeks have been very exciting in the music department - and particularly busy for George Hancock. On the 14th November George attended the Royal College of Organists “Raise your Game” day held in London. After a thorough day of practise with the RCO’s Academy Director, George gave a successful informal performance of George Thalben-Ball’s “Elegy” at the beautiful Holy Trinity Church in Sloane Square. Later that evening, he travelled to Westminster Cathedral where George gave another successful, (very loud) and powerful performance of Karg-Elert’s “Nun Danket Alle Gott”.
George attended the Oundle For Organists (OFO) Summer School in July 2015. As part of a recent Mentor Award, the Director of OFO arranged for George to spend the 21st of November with David Newsholme, the Assistant Director of Music at Canterbury Cathedral. George shadowed David through the Cathedral Choir practice and the spent Evensong in the organ loft. After the formal ceremony, George had an opportunity to practice for an hour on the Cathedral’s main organ, playing all his major pieces.
This summer was particularly productive for George as he also managed to complete several sections of his Organ Concerto in E Minor.
We are also delighted to announce that Preparatory School Music Scholar George Crawford is in the final of an under 14 Instrumental Competition at Bromley Youth Music Trust. Only 5 musicians go through from over 30 who auditioned. George will be performing on his French Horn at the final on 6th December. Many congratulations to George!