On Monday 9th in the school chapel and Wednesday 11th at St Michael and All Angels Croydon, the choir performed a Symphonia Verbum (symphony of the Word) concert.
The concert stared with two pieces reflecting canticles of the Divine Office, the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, both by Brewer. The Junior Choir followed with an Irish Blessing by Chilcott and The Call by Vaughan Williams.
Like as the Hart and Lead me Lord were followed by Mendelssohn’s Hear my Prayer, part of which is the famous Oh for the Wings of a Dove, the solo’s executed exquisitely by Lewis Connor in Year Eight.
Drop, Drop, Slow Tears and Greater Love Hath No Man preceded the Staff choir singing Elgar’s Ave Varum Corpus and Stabat Mater. The hour long concert concluded with O Magnum Mysterium and finally I was Glad by Parry, the anthem to which the Duchess of Cambridge walked down the Aisle.
At the second concert on Wednesday at St Michael’s a few prayers were added. At the end of the concert Mrs Curzon paid particular tribute to how Mr Litchfield and Mr Matthews have enhanced the music department this year.