(Photo credit: Katia Muscara Photography)
The annual concert at St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden is one of the highlights of Coloma’s music events for both girls and staff. Once again, the hard work of all concerned resulted in a beautiful array of pieces and many breath-taking performances from our instrumental ensembles, St Cecilia’s Singers and some solos from our top musicians.
St Cecilia’s Singers opened the concert with the beautiful Da Pacem by Enns. Hannah Swadling and Maryam Wocial stunned the audience with The Flower Duet from Delibes’ opera Lakmé. Katie Makulska gave a beautiful delivery of Brahms’ Intermezzo in A Minor and Lydia Hervey delighted everybody with her flawless rendition of the first movement of Poulenc’s Sonata.
Members of the public were welcome to listen to the rehearsals in the afternoon in which arrangements from Handel, Bach, Mozart and Dvorak showcased Coloma’s impressive standard of chamber music.
Naturally, the very high standard of performance was only possible thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm of not only the girls but also their teachers and of course the Music Department. The evening was a tremendous success with the vision of ‘Laborare est orare’ exalted through the music.
Dagmara Nogal (Year 11)