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A level musicians put on public lunchtime recital

On Monday 9th May three of the eighteen students studying A level Music at RSA gave a lunchtime recital open to the general public at the Methodist Church in Northampton Road.  The three performers were: Emily Newlyn (violin), Joe Horspool (trombone), and Georgia Whittle (soprano) accompanied by our peripatetic piano teacher Nicholas Scott-Burt.

Emily and Joe both performed their full A level recital programme, lasting 12-15 minutes and consisting of four contrasting pieces with a theme.  Emily’s violin recital focused on music by Eastern European composers whilst Joe’s trombone recital featured Romantic music. Vocalist Georgia Whittle had already recorded her A level recital at the academy the previous month, the theme of which was musical theatre songs through time, so she performed just the final song from her recital.  The recital constitutes the performance coursework element of the A level music course and counts for 30% of the A2 year and 15% of the overall A level. All three students performed exceptionally well and to a very high standard reaching the top A*/A grade band for the A level performance unit. Below is the full programme from the concert as well as Emily’s own programme notes.

The concert was very well attended by family, friends, students, staff, governors as well as people from the general public.  Following the concert, we received the email below from one of the members of the general public who regularly attends our academy concerts: