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Easter Course 2007
for Boy and Girl choristers from 9 to 16

Course Director:
Peter Smith
MA (Cantab), LTCL
Assistant Director of Music

Magdalen College School, Oxford


Course music list & schedule

The Oxford Three-Day Course in 2007 gathered together over 80 choristers widely spaced from churches in four counties: Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire. Magdalen College School was the centre for training, but each day the choristers processed along the Iffley Road to sing a service in the welcoming acoustic of St John's Church. A great variety of music was tackled with aplomb, from Easter carols and hymns, through plainchant and Anglican chant, to more demanding pieces from the 18th to 21st centuries.

The music was first taught in small groups about 20 by the skilled housemasters, Mr Matthew O'Donovan, Mr Jonathan White, Mrs Hannah Seward, and Mr Jamal Sutton. Then all came together under the Course Director, Mr Peter Smith, to finish preparing the music. A very high standard of tone, diction, and musicianship was achieved. The choristers clearly enjoyed the three days immensely, and their steady growth in confidence in what they were doing was rewarding to see and hear.

The best 30 singers were chosen to sing Choral Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral the following Saturday, a truly memorable occasion for all who took part. Two of the choristers were rewarded for their tremendous efforts during the Three-Day Course with scholarships to the RSCM residential course in August at Bath. The administration of the course was carried out with his customary efficiency and effectiveness by Mr Philip Bowcock, and the mellifluously-voiced Chaplain was The Rev'd Ronald Lloyd.

The following choristers took part (names in bold indicate those chosen to sing Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday, April 14th.)

Aston Clinton, St Michael and All Angels

 

Katharine Richfield-Andrews

    Helena Walters

 

 


Aylesbury, St Mary

 

Emily Hodgson

 

 

 

Rebecca Hodgson

 

 

 

Sarah Hopkins-Weaver

 

 

 

April Reading

 

 

 

Ellen Reading

 

 

 

Grace Reading

 

 

 

Christopher Davis

 

 

 

Erin Fitzsimons

 

 

 

Beatrice Law

 

 

 

Holly Lawson

 

 

 

Maisie Randall

      Ned Randall

 

 

 


Blewbury, St Michael

 

Victoria Ifould

 

 

 

Georgina Savage

 

 

 

Mariella Springford

      Elleanor Taylor

 

 

 

 

Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, St Agatha

 

Fiona Alder

 

 

 

Amy Aldworth

 

 

 

Daniel Baines

 

 

 

Lucy Baines

 

 

 

William Clamp-Gray

 

 

 

Stanley Glendenning

 

 

 

Lucy Govan

 

 

 

Isabel Ives

 

 

 

Becky Murton

 

 

 

Georgia Smith

 

 

 

Beatrice Vincent

     

Cookham Dean, St John the Baptist

 

Katherine Billinghurst

 

 

 

Poppy Justice

     

Cumnor, St Michael

 

Thea Hobbs

 

 

 

Anna Murphy

 

 

 

Philippa Sayers

     

Didcot, All Saints

 

Nicola Campbell

 

 

 

Ruth Phillips

 

 

 

Adela Rajnovic

     

Goring, St Thomas of Canterbury

 

Richard Parkinson

 

 

Stephen Parkinson

     

Odiham, All Saints

 

Christie Marsh

 

 

 

Aimee McClounan

     

Oxford , St Giles

 

Theodore Ross

     

Radley, Radley College

 

Campbell Baum

 

 

 

Kathryn Norris

 

 

 

Peter Norris

 

 

 

Daniel Shackleton

 

 

 

Alfred Smith Verret

 

 

 

Jean-Sebastien Verret

     

Radley, St James the Great

 

Alexandra Scott

 

 

 

Tara Scott

     

Rotherfield Peppard, All Saints

 

Helena Bell

 

 

 

Felicity Cunningham

 

 

 

Clara Davis

 

 

 

Stephanie Franklin

 

 

 

Catherine Hill

 

 

 

Megan Hill

 

 

 

Lily Hugh-Smith

     

Wallingford , St Mary-le-More

 

Bethany Barkwell

 

 

 

Emma Brown

 

 

 

Amy Dow

 

 

 

Polly Dow

 

 

 

Gemma Gothard

 

 

 

Katherine Sladden

 

 

 

Alice Walker

 

 

 

Lucy Walker

 

 

 

Harriet Wheatley

     

Wantage, SS Peter & Paul

 

Elizabeth Findley

 

 

 

Andrew Folkes

 

 

 

Hannah Folkes

 

 

 

Phillip Folkes

 

 

 

Eleanor Godfrey

 

 

 

Abigail Harper

 

 

 

Elspeth Martin

 

 

 

Freddie Martin

 

 

 

Jeremy Salter

 

 

 

Rachel Salter

 

 

 

Will Stanton

     

Wokingham, All Saints

 

Gemma Boylan

 

 

 

Celia Tinsley

     

Wootton, St Peter

 

Karl Young

Reports on
Easter Course 2006 and
Easter Course 2005


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