King’s Gloucester – Pupils perform for the Oxford University Alumni Network

23 Jul 2019

On Friday 28th June 2019 members of the Oxford University Alumni Network were treated to an evening of Baroque music provided by pupils from the King’s School.

The venue was the marvellous Baroque building of Worcester Lodge which is set three miles north of the Badminton Estate.  The building was designed by William Kent and dates back to 1746.  The recital took place in the Dining Room overlooking the fairway which leads directly to Badminton House. Pupils, George (cello), Ed (baritone), Becky (oboe), Stanley (baritone) and Izzy (soprano) produced a varied programme of baroque vocal and instrumental music which was in keeping with the age of the building, accompanied by Miss Susan Honeywill and Mr John Pennington.

“It was a glorious setting to enjoy a pre-concert picnic followed by a superb recital by our young musicians.  Performing baroque music in this appropriate setting added to the occasion, and all our musicians performed to a very high standard. The invited guests were thrilled with the whole evening which was enhanced by the glorious sunshine” (John Pennington)

The purpose of the Oxford Alumni event was to raise money to provide events for young, prospective Oxford candidates. The evening was organised by the Gloucestershire organisers (and King’s Parent) Mr Andrew Mitchell and his wife, Sam Tolley.