The most recent of our Wigmore Hall performances took place on Saturday 22nd April. The recital featured the very best of our pupils and Senior Chamber groups. As with all Wigmore Hall performances, participants were selected via a thorough and careful audition process and delighted audiences with an eclectic hour-long programme of chamber works of various contrasting forces.
Having worked together all year it is no surprise that the audience was enamoured. One attendee commented “We were so privileged to see and hear such talented young people with such enthusiasm perform in this very special intimate venue – makes one feel almost part of the performance.” Another described the event as “superb . . . with a really delightful programme of music with wonderful performances from the members of The Purcell School. They performed with great aplomb and it was hard for me to believe they were students. They were very accomplished.”
The programme comprised movements from Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles for wind quintet, Brahms Clarinet Trio Op. 114, Bernard Andrès Narthex for flute and harp, and York Bowen’s String Quartet No. 2, ending in a fantastic performance of Holst’s Hymns from the Rig Veda Op. 24 sung by a vocal octet, accompanied by harp.