Singers in our chorus and chamber choir joined professional soloists, Chorale and Cheshire Sinfonia for an evening of wonderful music.
Conducted by Peter Stallworthy and school director of music Mr Michael Dow, the concert gave our pupils the invaluable opportunity to work with professional performers and the audience the privilege of hearing them together.
Audience moved to tears
Sixth former Jennifer Kent moved some audience members to tears with her exceptional solo performance of Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, while Haydn’s Te Deum with chamber choir, Chorale and Cheshire Sinfonia provided another highlight of the evening.
Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor (K427) was performed in its entirety in the second half of the programme, bringing together Chorale, chorus, soloists and Cheshire Sinfonia for a wonderful finale.
“A great celebration”
Mr Dow said that the concert was a special occasion:
The concert was a great celebration of choral singing at Stockport Grammar School. It was a pleasure to collaborate with musicians from across the Greater Manchester area to put together such an exciting, varied and challenging programme.
My congratulations to all the pupils involved, especially Jennifer Kent for her outstanding solo in Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate.
My thanks too to all the staff, soloists and parents, our guest conductor and Chorale and Cheshire Sinfonia for all the hard work up to and including this wonderful evening.
Music department highlights
Chorus, chamber choir and junior choir also performed at our founder’s day ceremony at St George’s church just days before the choral concert.
Jennifer Kent also performed Exsultate Jubilate with our first orchestra at the ceremony to celebrate the establishment of Stockport Grammar by Sir Edmund Shaa 528 years ago.
Forthcoming concerts and musical performances include our:
- summer concert on Thursday 23rd April
- leavers’ concert on Thursday 30th April
- lower school recital on Wednesday 3rd June
- music festival on Wednesday 24th June
Tickets details will be announced on our events page as soon as they are available.