Sedbergh Prep Senior Chamber Choir visited the historic city of Cambridge to perform in two concerts. Whilst on their trip, pupils and staff toured Trinity College and explored more of the city.
After much preparation and rehearsals, the choir headed down to Cambridge and wasted no time in getting to discover their surroundings. The first stop was Trinity College, a familiar place to Director of Music Miss Anastasia Mickelthwaite who previously studied there. On arrival the pupils and staff were greeted by current Cambridge University Rugby Union player, Jake Hennessey. The choir were then taken on a tour by Miss Mickelthwaite and Jake, discovering the University Club House and everything Trinity College has to offer. Following the tour, the pupils then attended Evensong at St John’s College which was broadcast live on Classic FM.
Saturday saw the first of the choir’s two performances over the weekend. After arriving at Round Church to rehearse, the chamber choir performed their concert which was enjoyed by pupils’ family members as well as members of the public. After their performance, pupils and staff took time out to relax and enjoy the sights on Cambridge. Visiting Lion’s Yard shopping centre as well as experiencing the busy Cambridge Market. Pupils rounded off their day with an entertaining evening at the local bowling alley.
The choir started their last day in Cambridge attending Eucharist at King’s College before preparing themselves for their final performance of the trip. The choir performed at St Botolph’s Church, another performance that was attended by parents and members of the public. After their performance, staff and pupils joined Lord and Lady Eatwell at Queens’ College to have afternoon tea before they headed off to watch the Queens’ College Chapel Choir rehearse. The day finished by attending choral Evensong at Trinity College Chapel.
Pupils departed from Cambridge the next morning, having had a thoroughly enjoyable time immersing themselves into new and exciting experiences. We send our thanks to all those at Cambridge University for making the trip possible, and also to Miss Mickelthwaite for organising the trip.