The Hampton School Chamber Music Concert showcased the breadth of talent from musicians across the year groups, as they entertained an appreciative Hammond Theatre audience in the annual concert.

The Chamber Music ensembles performing ranged from the Brass Quintet to the Clarinet Ensemble, alongside three String Quartets. There were many notable highlights throughout the evening including: an accomplished performance of Bériot’s Duo Concertant from Upper Sixth violinist Freddy Liang and Miss Van Ments; a sensitive rendition of Mozart’s Operatic Highlights from The Magic Flute by the Flute Duet of Theo Mantel Cooper and William Colvine; the two Piano Trio groups played Fauré and Haydn with superb style and fluency; the Clarinet ensemble performed a lively rendition of the Clarinet Polka, a traditional Polish composition; and the senior String Quartet of Freddy Liang, Johnny Evans-Hutchison, Harry Spence and Charlie Bishop gave an expressive performance from Beethoven.

The Junior Guitar Ensemble played a wonderful rendition of Sunny arranged by Mr Hvartchilkov, whilst the Lower String Ensemble performed the rhythmic Themes from Carmen from Georges Bizet’s much-loved opera.

Two of the groups performing in the concert, a string quartet and a piano trio, have been selected for the semi-finals of the ProCorda Chamber Music Competition which will take place at King’s College School Wimbledon later this month, and we look forward to hearing how they get on.

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