Tuesday 13th Feb 2024

German Song Masterclass




On 9 February, we welcomed tenor Phillip Brown to give a masterclass in German song to some of our senior singers.

An experienced performer in this genre himself, Phillip is a singing teacher and is currently performing at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The students learnt invaluable skills in language and musical interpretation and should be commended for courageously doing so in front of an audience! Alexander (DG/Year 12) performed extracts from Schubert’s song cycle ‘Wintereisse’, Alice (UF/Year 10) performed the song ‘Seligkeit’, also by Schubert, and Oscar (GR/Year 13), performed an aria from Bach’s ‘St Matthew Passion’.

Our students can be heard performing an array of songs in foreign languages at the ‘Liederabend’ (Song Evening) concert on Friday 1 March at 7:45pm in the Dominions Theatre.