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  Rome experience
The Chapel Choir of Prior Park, Bath, had the concert trip of a lifetime earlier this term. Along with Classics students from the College, they  ew to Rome to give three concerts and two Masses in some of the world’s most famous and beautiful churches, including performances under the magni cent domes of both the Pantheon and St Peter’s in the Vatican. In a busy schedule, the students also visited the city’s great sights including the Forum and Colosseum, Capitoline Museums and Ostia Antica, as well as enjoying the best of the great city’s pizza and gelato.
Director of Music Roland Robertson, who conducted the choir,
said, ‘Rome has so many unforgettable experiences and inspiring memories to offer our students, especially musicians and classicists. It was a fabulous privilege for us to sing in these wonderful churches and to be guided around by our very own expert Classics teachers.’
The College musicians are preparing for performances in 2018 at Wells Cathedral and Bath Abbey.
 String quartet perform at Royal Albert Hall
The Felsted School, Essex, String Quartet performed a recital at the Royal Albert Hall’s Verdi- Italian Kitchen.
This special recital was organised by the national youth arts charity, Music for Youth, who described the group’s performances as “stylistic and elegant”. Felsted String Quartet reached the national  nals of the Music for Youth Festival, alongside the Felsted Year 8 Steel Band earlier this year.
Felsted Music Teacher, Mr Owen Rees said; “The Felsted String Quartet play with real maturity for a group of such a young age. They are developing a real understanding for each other and the repertoire they are performing.”
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