After a wonderfully well-received Johnson Sessions on Saturday 24th, it was the turn of our premier classical musicians to perform in the first Evening Recital of the academic year. A beautifully intimate concert of violin, voice and piano works provided the audience with musical tension and release across hundreds of years’ worth of repertoire.
An angelic rendition of Franz Schubert’s Du bist die Ruh’, D.776 performed by Robert Mulchrone and Yuhka Machino set the stage excellently for what would be a fabulous evening of classical music. Next to take to the Johnson Hall stage was Joanna Maddock who, with grace, performed Max Reger’s Moment Musical from Zehn kleine Vortragsstücke, Op.44. We welcomed back Robert Mulchrone and heard from another of our Year 9 violin pupils, William Broomhead expertly performingAllegro from Concerto No.3 in G major, K.216 by W.A. Mozart and Vittorio Monti’s Czardas respectively. This was followed by a stirringly energetic performance of the Allegro from J.S. Bach’s Italian Concerto, BWV 971 performed by Juliet Grogan. To round off a magical night of sublimely presented music, the voice of Elenice Andrews rang clear in a stellar performance of Silent Noon from Vaughan-Williams’The House of Life.
From Bach to Dvorak and Reger to Vaughan-Williams: the premier music pupils of Millfield School’s Music Department have delved into and presented with precision and grace; some difficult and challenging repertoire. The audience was certainly left wanting more, and more shall come on Monday 3rdDecember in the Johnson Hall for our Music at Millfield celebration!