Rupert, Oliver, and Luke made their first visit to King's College Chapel, Cambridge, on Saturday 8th June. The organ was demonstrated by the Junior Organ Scholar, Donall McCann, before the boys each had their own turn at playing one of the most renowned organs in the world. Rupert played Rutter's Toccata in Seven, Oliver performed Guillmant's Magnificat and Luke entertained the tourists below with an improvisation!
We were then treated to Evensong, sung by the full choir and conducted by Director of Music Stephen Cleobury, who will retire at the end of September after 37 years in this most enviable post.
After Evensong, senior organ scholar Henry Websdale gave a recital, including Bach's Partita 'sei gegrüßet Jesu gütig', Sofia Gubaidulina's Hell Und Dunkel and Duruflé's Prelude et fugue sur le nom d'Alain.
We were all left awestruck by this tour-de-force and agreed that the programme could not have been any more varied in showing the incredible palette of colours available on the King's chapel organ.
Mr Mountford - Director of Music