On Wednesday March 8th the Radley College Chamber Choir travelled to Winchester Cathedral to sing the Wednesday evensong, along with Downe House.
This Cathedral has the longest nave and greatest overall length of any Gothic Cathedral in Europe, so performing in such a venue was overwhelming. The acoustics in the Cathedral were unlike any other we had sung in before. It was so immense that it was a challenge to sing, as there was a slight time delay between us and the Choir on the other side of the nave. However, after the rehearsal, we had become used to our settings and were ready for the performance.
During the Service, Ethan Clarke (A Social 6.1) sang a beautiful bass solo in the ‘Nunc Dimittis’ and the whole of the Chamber Choir were singing joyfully, with a mature confidence. It was a pleasure to sing with such a large Soprano and Alto and we have Downe House to thank for that.
Overall it was a very successful day, which finished with a trip to Pizza Express. Hopefully we will be back soon and we look forward to performing more musical events with other schools.
Report by Arran Ryder, H Social 6.2