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QE musicians release first CD

Date Posted: 08/05/2018 | Posted In: Latest news

Music students from QE have recorded and produced their own CD which is now on sale to the public. The CD features the College’s Baroque ensemble playing a variety of music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and includes pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Henry Purcell and Arcangelo Corelli. The recording also pays homage to the northeast region with the inclusion of John Garth, a composer buried in Darlington’s St. Cuthbert’s Church, and Charles Avison from Newcastle.

Student, Aelfleda Pybus who plays both the flute and violin, explains: ‘It was a wonderful experience to be involved with the recording and to work with a group of such talented musicians. It was a real team effort as we worked to perfect the repertoire’. Simon Fleming, Course Leader for A Level Music, adds: ‘The recording was a fantastic opportunity for our students. They worked exceptionally hard in the preparation and production of this CD. Not only was it a new experience for all, they also raised their level of musicianship to produce a genuinely first-class recording’. The CDs can be purchased from the College for £10.