CHOIRS COME TOGETHER FOR CHORAL CONCERT
The delightful family of sacred choirs at Caterham School (JETS, ETS & Chamber Choir) performed a wonderful, relaxed and uplifting concert in our Wilberforce Hall. JETS (Junior ETS) has members from Year 4 to Year 6 in our Prep School, ETS (Eric Thiman Singers) has pupils from Year 6 to Third Year in the Senior School and Chamber Choir represents the rest of the Senior School. These hard-working choirs are responsible for the more formal choral performances for the school- Carol Services, Evensong, Mass and tours abroad. The concert celebrated the return to normal choral singing after a challenging period due to Covid-19 when the various restrictions affected rehearsals and concerts.
It also celebrated the amazing work by Mrs Ingrassia, Deputy Head Prep School who has been crucial to the development of choral music at the school and who co-established ETS in 2010. Her work with the choirs was demonstrated by the wonderful array of pieces which were varied in genre and style. The confidence and precision of each singer reflected her wonderful attention to detail in all aspects of choral singing. Pupils, parents and colleagues were delighted to offer their thanks with speeches and gifts.
A highlight of this concert was seeing all three choirs join forces and their collective sound was both moving and powerful. Congratulations must go to every singer who took part and in particular to our youngest performers in the Prep School. They joined the formidable chorus of Senior School pupils with great style and impressed in both rehearsal and concert.
Mr Adam Assen, Director of Music
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