Alleyn Club Yearbook 2017

Tchaikovsky and Herbert Howells, to mark this milestone occasion. Winter Concert Some 300 boys took part in the

The music was led by the Chapel Choir which sang carols by Philip Ledger, Harold Darke, Bob Chilcott, Peter Warlock, William Mathias, Eric Whitacre and An Hevenly Songe by Cecilia McDowall, the College’s Visiting Composer. An Hevenly Songe was especially written for the College’s Chapel Choir in 2010. Together with the Brass Consort the Choir led the large congregation in the singing of seasonal hymns. The Organist for the occasion was Dr John Carnelley and the music was conducted by the Director of Music, Richard Mayo. Guest Speakers Tim Ramsey, founder of the charity

students feel safe and supported at school regardless of how they wish to define their sexual orientation. The Economics and Politics Departments were joined by the Rt Hon Sir Simon Hughes for a talk to the Upper School as part of the Economics and Politics Societies’

weekly speaker programme. Having spent some 24 years

College’s annual Winter Concert at St John’s Smith Square in November. The Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Band, Chamber Orchestra, Madrigal Choir and Concert Choir performed a programme of music including works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Jonathan Dove and Guy Woolfenden. Ben Miller (Viola), Alex Richards (Clarinet) and Derek Law (Piano) performed two of the Romantic Pieces by Max Bruch and the concert concluded with Zimbe! by Alexander L’Estrange. The Madrigal and Concert Choirs were conducted and directed by Mrs Caitlin Kelly, the College’s new Head of Music for Years 3 to 8. Southwark Carol Service The College’s annual Carol Service in Southwark Cathedral was an enjoyable and truly festive experience.

Just Like Us, spoke to boys in Year 9 and 10 about his experiences of growing up gay and not being able to tell anyone, and of the impact this had on him at school and at university. Tim’s charity has been recently set up and sends recent LGBTQ+ school-leavers into schools to give talks and run workshops so pupils can hear personal accounts from people their own age about what it can be like growing up LGBTQ+ pupils. Tim delivered a powerful message and gave lots of practical advice about how all students can contribute to an environment in which

as Member of Parliament for Bermondsey and Old Southwark and four years as Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats during the coalition government, he had significant experience on which to draw when discussing the future of politics in the UK and the rest of the western world. A veteran of the House of Commons, he fielded some probing questions from the floor on the topics of the decline of his party and the rise of nationalism.


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