Welcome to the latest edition of Purcell’s Weekly Highlights!
Purcell Pianist triumphs at Steinway Youth Piano Competition
We were thrilled to hear that over the summer, Year 10 pianist Tristan won 1st Prize in Category C of the Steinway Youth Piano Competition. The Semi-Finals and Finals were held in Indonesia and, as the winner of Category C, Tristan also went on to represent his Country in the Regional Finals. Of the competition, Tristan commented ‘The Steinway Youth Piano Competition was a great aspiration of mine, and I hope to take part in others like it in the future.’ Congratulations, Tristan.
Student Leadership Team
Following elections and interviews, we are delighted to confirm the Student Leadership Team as follows:
HEADS OF SCHOOL Noah Chiari
ACADEMIC LEAD Lindsey Lim
ACTIVITIES LEADS Ted Porter
CHARITIES AND OUTREACH LEAD Rhea Jo
MUSIC LEAD Joshua Gearing
SUSTAINABILITY Da In Kim
Congratulations to you all, and here’s to a fantastic year!
Alumnus performs with Hertfordshire Philharmonia
Alumnus Joseph Longstaff will be playing Strauss Horn Concert No.1 with the Hertfordshire Philharmonia at 7.30pm on Saturday 8th October at St Mary’s Church, The Walk, Potters Bar. Tickets are available here.
With less than a week to go before Purcell’s Principal Paul Bambrough embarks upon an epic organ playing challenge, here is a video of him programming the organ being generously loaned to us by Viscount Classical Organs for the event.
And here is a short message of support from David Mason, the owner of Viscount Classical Organs.
There is still time to purchase recital tickets, details of which can be found on the timetable below, or support in the many other ways outlined on our fundraising page.
We hope to see many of you there, and thank you in advance for your support.
Saturday 12 November – An Evening Recital at Wigmore Hall
Time: 19.30 – 21.30
Venue: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St, London W1U 2BP, UK
Ticket information: Tickets are available for £16.00 and £12.00 (concs), with a £4 booking fee, from wigmore-hall.org.uk
Monday 14 November – St Bride’s Church
Time: 13.15 – 13.45
Venue: St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, Fleet St, London EC4Y 8AU, UK
Ticket information: Free admission with a retiring collection
Thursday 1 December – Queen Elizabeth Hall
Time: 19.00 – 21.00
Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
Ticket information: Tickets are available from £15.00 to £45.00 with a £3.50 booking fee from southbankcentre.co.uk. Free admission for all students in higher education
Sunday 4th December – Clarinet and Saxophone Festival
Time: 2.00 – 5.00pm
Venue: The Purcell School
Tickets: Free of charge. Registration for the event is now open here and closes on Sunday 20th November