Schola Cantorum performed their Mid-Winter Concert in St Mary’s Church, Walsingham

On a typically very unpleasant evening in February, a small but appreciative audience were treated to what Mr Robb, Headmaster, described as ‘one of the best choral concerts he’d ever heard during his time at Gresham’s’. Advent to Ash Wednesday was the theme for Schola Cantorum’s mid-winter concert in St Mary’s Church in Walsingham on Friday 9th February. The programme gave several of the choir opportunities for solos and included many sacred favourites, such as Britten’s A Hymn to the Virgin, a contemporary setting of In the Bleak Midwinter, Allegri’s Miserere and Pergolesi’s Magnificat. A string quartet consisting of Isadora A, Ilana B, Lucy D and Zinnia-Claire B accompanied the Pergolesi with the violins providing instrumental accompaniment for Elgar’s lyrical piece, The Snow. Other secular pieces included a choral arrangement of Fields of Gold, Over the Rainbow and Blow, Blow thou Winter Wind. Given the theme of the evening, We need a little Christmas justified its place in the programme and reminded everyone of one of the jolliest times of the year!