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The Spring Choral Concert returns to Southwark Cathedral

Wednesday 23 March 2022 saw the restoration of the College’s Spring Choral Concert in Southwark Cathedral. The programme included music to mark the celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of this country’s greatest composers, Vaughan Williams. 

The Reverend Tim Buckler, the College’s Chaplain, opened the occasion with a poignant reflection and subsequent prayer dedicating the concert to the victims of the war in Ukraine. The programme then began with Handel’s Zadok the Priest sung by the Madrigal Choir and Dulwich College Chorus. This was followed by the Chamber Orchestra’s performance of Vaughan Williams’ famous Greensleeves with the Violin solo played by Miles Camilleri, Year 13, and an arrangement of La Vie en rose by Lionel Friend, especially prepared for this evening's concert, conducted by Lesley Larkum, Head of Strings. The first half of the concert concluded with the Symphony Orchestra led by Miles Camilleri playing Vaughan Williams’ Overture to the Wasps. The second half of the programme was given over to a stirring performance of Fauré’s Requiem, where the College Madrigal Choir and Chorus were supported by a chamber orchestra and organ. The three solo singers were Oliver Butterworth, Year 8, Olisaemeka Aghadiuno and Brooke Storey, both Year 12. Finlay Johnston, Year 13, was the solo Violinist, Lucy Morrell the organist, and Richard Mayo, Director of Music, the conductor.

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