St. Gregory’s was home to the 2nd and 3rd year Conducting and Arranging student’s  hard work over the past year this evening. The concert featured a variety of pieces from Baroque to Contemporary, Classical to Jazz, and all the pieces were arranged, conducted and performed by our dedicated and talented music students. With a full and supportive audience to enjoy the music, it meant that the students’ hard work has not gone unnoticed, and to have their pieces performed in a public forum was hugely rewarding for all involved, and due to the diverse programme, there was something for everyone to enjoy; undiscovered gems for them to appreciate, and entirely new interpretations of their favourite works.

I spoke to Dr. Michelle Castelletti, the module leader, after the concert:
“I am so proud of you all. Everyone worked hard – the performers, the conductors and the arrangers who produced some fantastic arrangements this last term. Conducting and Arranging is a popular course – it brings out the individuality of the students; they express themselves, create music, interpret it and make music together, and that is what music is all about”.

Well done to all involved and special thanks to all the extra musicians who helped out in the performance! 

Kelly Butler, BMus Year 2