Orchestra Tour to the New Forest
Cheam Orchestra On Tour!
During the summer half term holiday, we took our talented orchestra on a mini tour to the New Forest to perform at St Thomas’s Church in Lymington, and the magnificent Romsey Abbey. This was the first residential trip our orchestra have embarked upon, and are happy to report that it was an outstanding success!
Collaborating with some brass students from the Mountbatten School, and supported by a team of professional musicians - some of whom are members of the London, Royal Philharmonic and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras, our ensemble performed compositions by Mussorgsky, Offenbach, and Prokoviev, to name a few. Our musical extravaganza was based upon a theme entitled “Musical Postcards”, which enabled us to feature our wind group, string quartet and flute group, expertly led by Charles Henwood, Jane Kane and Samantha Moore. Music scholar Olivia Harford performed “Syrinx” by Debussy on the flute - an advanced solo piece, which brought the concerts to a serene and reflective close.
When not performing, we visited the local swimming pool and took the children on a river cruise at Bucklers Hard. We are so proud of their achievements, and for their fantastic behaviour whilst we were away. Many members of the public, and our audiences commented upon their positive attitude, and skilled playing.
To see some more photos from our trip, visit our Twitter page. Find us @Cheam_Music.
Thank you to everyone who has supported and helped us organise this tour - we couldn’t have done it without the countless people who offered their time and assistance!