Exeter School to perform for world water charity
The amazingly talented youngsters of Exeter School are, once again, giving a May concert to raise funds to provide people in Tanzania with clean drinking water and basic sanitation, something which is totally life-changing in the developing parts of the world.
The forthcoming concert on Thursday 12 May, the fourth for the charity WaterAid, will see outstanding contributions from the School’s Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra and Brass Ensemble. The climax of the evening will be a performance of a new composition for orchestra by 17 year old pupil Alex West.
Each concert so far has raised between £2,500 and £3,000 and it is expected that the proceeds of this year’s event will see the total pass the £10,000 mark. This is even more remarkable considering that just £15 provides one person with clean drinking water and sanitation for life.
St David’s Church in Hele Road, Exeter will provide the venue with the concert beginning at 7.30pm. Tickets, which can be obtained from the Exeter School Box Office on 01392 258712, are £7 for adults and £5 for children and students.
Sue Alcock, South West Water’s Librarian and Regional WaterAid representative, said: “We are really grateful to Exeter School for their outstanding contribution to helping people in parts of the world much less fortunate than ourselves.
“We do hope that, once again, many people come along and enjoy the wonderful music on show, performed by outstanding young people and at the same time contribute to helping other families across the world look forward to a much healthier future.”
Director of Music at Exeter School, Dr Simon Foxall, added: “We at Exeter School are very much looking forward to supporting WaterAid again. The work the charity does is of exceptional importance and the school pupils are proud to be raising money for this worthwhile organisation.
“The performing groups involved include highly talented young people. Many of them in years to come will be going on to study music at a high level at university or music college.”
Published: 11 April 2005
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The full programme for the evening is:
Kol Nidrei – Max Bruch
Concerto for 2 Trumpets – Vivaldi
Violin Concerto in A minor – J.S. Bach
Fantasie in G – Alex West (1st performance)
Choral music in classical and lighter styles
Two of the pupils will be playing the Vivaldi concerto. The youngest soloist is the prodigiously talented fourteen-year old violinist Richard Hobson. He will be performing Bach’s popular Concerto in A minor.
The school’s cello soloist, Felicity Maries, will be playing Bruch’s popular romantic masterpiece Kol Nidrei for cello and orchestra.
Perhaps the highlight of the evening will be the performance of a new orchestral work specially written for the occasion by seventeen-year old pupil Alex West. Alex has gained an organ scholarship to Cambridge, where he will actually be studying maths. As well as these classical musical items, there will be a number of pieces in a lighter style sung by the school’s Chamber Choir.