St Joseph’s College, Reading and the London Mozart Players are delighted to announce a new strategic partnership which will afford invaluable opportunities to students at St Joseph’s through engagement with some of Britain’s finest musicians.
To mark the commencement of the school’s 125th anniversary celebrations, musicians from the London Mozart Players performed works by Mozart and Ravel and gave the World Premiere of ‘In memoriam Evelyn de Morgan’, composed by Sixth Form music scholar Louis Upton-Wheeler. The London Mozart Players were also joined by string players from the school for a performance of a work by Boccherini.
The strategic partnership will develop over the coming years with further opportunities for musicians at St Joseph’s to take part in workshops and to play alongside musicians from the orchestra, as well as to attend London Mozart Players’ concerts in London.
A major concert is planned for Spring 2021 when the London Mozart Players’ orchestra will accompany the school choir in Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ and talented students from St Joseph’s in concerto movements.
St Joseph’s College Headmaster, Andrew Colpus, welcomed the partnership:
“We are delighted and honoured to partner with the prestigious London Mozart Players. Music is a key focus of our school where students are given every support and encouragement to develop their talent in our new, purpose-built Music Centre. Our students will benefit significantly by learning from, and performing with, world-renowned musicians.”
Julia Desbruslais, Executive Director of the London Mozart Players, added:
“We are thrilled to be partnering with St Joseph’s College. As musicians we were all inspired by encounters and hands on experience we had in our formative years. These played such an important part in inspiring each one of us to develop a lifelong love and passion for music. We look forward to sharing our love of music and music making and hope that this in turn will help inspire another generation of young people who delight in classical music.”