It has been a busy time for King’s Musicians recently as many of them perform in national events. Jacob Williams played viola at The Crystal Gala with the Sussex Gifted and Talented String Orchestra at The Guildhall in March and violin in Trinity Symphony Orchestra at St John's Waterloo.
Amelia Chambers sang in the Choral Eucharist on Easter Sunday at the Old Royal Naval College Greenwich under the direction of Ralph Allwood MBE, and then on Easter Monday she sang Choral Evensong with The Royal School of Church voices at Rochester Cathedral and also sang in the Rochester Cathedral Consort Choir on Maundy Thursday. Jess Hines played violin with the Kent County Youth Orchestra which culminated in a concert at the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks.
Last week saw Kieran Lamb with the Royal College of Music Junior Department come under the baton of world renowned pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy. The orchestra were playing Brahms' Tragic Overture and Ashkenazy's musicality and great command of the orchestra shone through. After half an hour the orchestra played the overture through for the audience attending the open rehearsal and, with time to spare, they were treated to a number of recollections from Ashkenazy's life. Most notably the life of Dmitri Shostakovich composing under Stalin's regime.
We are delighted to see so many of our musicians appearing across the South East.