On Thursday 3rd October, a Making Musicians concert took place in the South Transept of Norwich Cathedral. Norwich School pupil, Alice Palmer, and Dereham Sixth Form College pupil, India Simpson, both sung five pieces each.
Making Musicians is a developmental arts enrichment programme for exceptional musical talent. Based at Norwich School, singers and instrumentalists both from within the school and the wider community participate in an annual series of workshops, lectures, visits, masterclasses and recitals designed specifically to nurture young performers and composers.
Alice Palmer found her love for singing at an early age, performing pantomimes at Norwich Theatre Royal. Since joining Norwich School, she has had singing lessons with Rosamund Walton and is taking ABRSM grade 8 this term. She was recently awarded a Saxton Noble Memorial Prize for the highest mark in her grade 7 exam out of all grade 6 and 7 entries in Norfolk. Alice was recently selected to sing in the National Youth Training Choir of Great Britain and is looking forward to playing Serena in Fame the Musical at Norwich Playhouse next month.
Alice, soprano, performed Vaga Luna Che Inargenti by Bellini, The Lord Bless You and Keep You by Rutter, Music When Soft Voices Die by Quilter, On My Own from 'Les Miserables' by Schönberg Kretzmer and I Once Loved A Boy by Trad.
India Simpson is studying Art and Music A Levels at Dereham Sixth Form College. She studies singing with Jane Roberson, recently attaining grade 8 with distinction. Earlier this year India was invited to sing with the Kings Lynn Male Voice Choir as a guest soloist in Kings Lynn Minster. She has sung with the Norwich Cathedral Girls Choir and regularly sings solos in concerts and church services with her local choir, The Gressenhall Singers. India hopes to pursue a career in music.
India, soprano, performed Music for a While by Purcell, Et Exultavit by J.S. Bach, Du Bist die Ruh by Schubert,
O for the Wings of a Dove by Mendelssohn and A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square by Sherwin, Maschwitz.
To see the full programme, click here.
Future Dates for Making Musicians
Thursday 7th November, 1.10 pm, Norwich School Chapel
Thursday 21st November, 1.10 pm, No. 1 Almary Green, The Close
Thursday 28th November, 1.10 pm Norwich Cathedral