Welcome to the latest edition of Purcell’s Weekly Highlights! (Due to next week being half term, there will not be an edition of Weekly Highlights, however we will be publishing the May edition of ‘Crescendo’ the School’s Official Magazine on May 31st)
Live at Lunchtime
The third ‘Live at Lunchtime‘ concert took place this week! For those that weren’t able to catch it live, we have the performance right here!
Fountains, Fruit and Fun
On Sunday evening, Gardner & Graham House staff welcomed students from all three Senior Houses to an evening of chocolate fountains, fruits and some chill-down time around the pool table as a way of wrapping up the weekend and de-stressing in the midst of exam season! Everyone enjoyed it, with the last drops of chocolate being diligently scraped & sprinkled onto the remaining few bits of fruit! #StudentNews
The Doctor will see you now!
Last weekend, Purcell’s physiotherapist Sarah Upjohn graduated from the University of Cambridge earning her PhD….She if officially a Dr! Congratulations Sarah! #StaffNews#SchoolNews
Beyond the purcell school
Recent Purcell alumna Ha Young Choi has had a busy few months! She won the first prize at the Krzysztof Penderecki Cello Competition in December in Krakow, Poland and recently got an invitation to participate in the Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia which will be held in June in St. Along with competition success, Ha Young signed to work with an agent in Berlin, and many exciting projects are coming ahead such as a performance at the Berliner Philharmonie hall in this October! She is currently studying at the Kronberg Academy will be based in Berlin for the next few years. Click here to watch her recent performance with the Kremerata Baltia Orchestra. #AlumniNews
Chaconnes, Divertimento & Rhapsodies
Purcell alumna Joo Yeon Sir; recently returned to teach as a Violin Teacher from the second half of String Term. Her latest CD (Chaconnes, Divertimento & Rhapsodies; Rubicon Classics) is out today and is available on Amazon, Presto Classical, iTunes and Spotify! ‘Chaconnes, Divertimento & Rhapsodies‘ is inspired by the close working relationships between composers and virtuoso violinists from the eighteenth century to the twentieth; and each piece also owes a debt to earlier music, whether folk melodies, Baroque variations, or the works of nineteenth-century composers. Watch the teaser and interview for the album on YouTube! #AlumniNews#StaffNews