Choral Day at Downside

We were delighted to welcome our young friends to a Choral Day, with Downside School’s Director of Music, Julian McNamara.

Singers travelled to Downside from All Hallows, Farleigh, Perrott Hill and Sandroyd and relished the chance to collaborate, making friends with children from other schools. The children spent much of the rehearsals exploring new techniques for the voice before embarking upon three pieces: It is a good thing to give thanks by James Kent, a canon Dona Nobis Pacem, and The Lord bless thee by Kathryn Rose.

Rehearsed and refreshed, the children took their place in the Abbey Church to give an afternoon performance for parents and friends. In addition to the three choral works, each school performed a short sacred work as part of the concert; it was a wonderful performance during which the children sang confidently and with focus. Well done to everyone involved! 

[Many thanks to Eaton & Woods for the wonderful photography!]