College musicians perform at Godalming Music Festival
Over the past month or so, a variety of our musicians from St George’s College, Weybridge have been taking part in the Godalming Music Festival, a local competition that seeks to offer performance opportunities to young people.
Performing in an unfamiliar environment in front of an audience in a large concert hall can be a daunting prospect, but our pupils all gave fantastic accounts of themselves.
The Festival is not just about competition, a point that was stressed by each of the adjudicators, although particular congratulations must go to College students Finn Mather (violin) and Georgie Agnew (flute) were awarded distinctions, whilst Isabelle Smart (musical theatre) came third in her class.
Participating in such an experience is undoubtedly of benefit to our pupils. Indeed, as student Molly Parker said after her performance: “it was great to do because you got an idea of what other people outside of school are doing and you could get feedback from a professional musician about how your performance went.”
St George’s College looks forward to submitting more of its pupils to such competitions in the future, after a pioneering year for the College in which we have competed in the Woking Music Festival and Pangbourne Piano Festivals too. Many congratulations to all who have been involved.
25 March 2015