Brentwoodian 2022

in Brentwood Cathedral. The Symphony Orchestra commenced with an Orchestral suite from Indianna Jones, followed by a performance of Capuzzi’s Double Bass Concerto in D, played to the highest quality by Sam Lee and accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra. The first half finished with a performance of the Finale from Dvorák’s New World Symphony, which received a standing ovation. The second half of the Concert featured our Choral Society performing Part Il of Handel’s Messiah, ending in a rousing rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus. The entire concert was of impeccable quality, demonstrating the incredible power of musical community. The Trinity term was a time for celebration of the year’s music-making, as well as bidding farewell to those moving to pastures new. In the Chapel, the Trinity term saw choirs performing at services celebrating Evensong, Pentecost, and the Commemoration of the School, and we also enjoyed a wonderful Junior Chamber Concert, which offered a chance for our junior musicians to perform solo and small ensemble features. Perhaps one of the most memorable musical evenings of the year came with a candlelit concert performed in our Victorian Chapel. An allstudent ensemble and group of soloists performed under the superb musical direction of our Musician in Residence, Mr Cuciuc, in what must be one of the highest quality Brentwood Concerts in our memory. In the subsequent weeks we all thoroughly enjoyed being plunged into dark Victorian London, being treated to a chilling performance of The Sweeney Todd Shock ‘n’ Roll Show, performed by 59