College – Issue 31

adjudicator David Griffiths praised Schola Cantorum for its “most authoritative programme opening, very clear diction, and excellent ensemble skills with a well projected sound.” “We want to give some of the boys the opportunity for a more adventurous repertoire, doing more challenging, smaller ensemble

Collegium is a combination of the top singers from Schola Cantorum and St Margaret’s College who got together in 2014 to give boys the opportunity to work with girls voices and to make the best use of resources from both schools. Competitive work leads to professional goals such as touring, says Robert Aburn. “We want to establish and maintain the high standards that allow us to perform internationally, such as in the 2015 Chapel Choir European Tour

where the boys performed at many prestigious venues.” Music has been included as an academic subject for a number of years and students have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of musical pursuits, including tuition on their chosen instrument, playing in the Christ’s College and St Margaret’s College combined orchestra, the Big Band, the Jazz Band and playing for College productions and other music groups.

work so they can have the experience of singing more difficult music in an exposed context.’’ Nicholas Sutcliffe


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