Fireside Chat - 'Meet the Musicians' Recap

Fireside Chat - 'Meet the Musicians' Recap

On the evening of Wednesday 22nd March, the Junior Common Room (JCR) was filled with the sounds of string instruments and lively discussion of the role of great music, as the College’s Music Director, Kate Pitcher, hosted a Fireside Chat with a difference that gave residents and interested members of the Georgian Community the opportunity to get to know the musicians and ensembles...

Chamber Orchestra in Dunsborough

Chamber Orchestra in Dunsborough

The recent Chamber Orchestra of St George’s College concert tour to Dunsborough was as successful as it was enjoyable. The variety and depth of the concert program was lauded by both the audience and the ensemble. As a member of the ensemble it was wonderful to play to such an enthusiastic audience in the beautiful surrounds of Dunsborough.

Early Music Ensemble Concert Recap

Early Music Ensemble Concert Recap

The very best baroque chamber music can transport listeners to many places. The Early Music Ensemble of St George’s College concert in the Chapel on Sunday 12th February underlined this emphatically. It seemed a surprise, at Concert end, to be re-emerging into the afternoon light and unseasonable humidity of the Quadrangle rather than, perhaps, a...

ROSL Ensemble Competition Recap

ROSL Ensemble Competition Recap

A few weekends ago, the String Quartet of St George’s College participated in the Royal Over-Seas Ensemble competition presented by the Royal Schools Music Club on the 12th of NovemberWe had been preparing our repertoire for a few months under the tutelage of Paul Wright, and we performed movements from both Mendelssohn and Haydn quartets.

Spring Strings Recap

Spring Strings Recap

On Sunday 3rd October, ‘Spring Strings’ showcased the College’s three resident ensembles which comprise the St George’s Emerging Artists Program. It was an event of firsts in several ways; the first dedicated concert to feature all three ensembles, each in their first year of operation, and perhaps, most notably, the first event with an incredible new administrative team at its helm.

Fundraising Dinner Recap

Fundraising Dinner Recap

On Friday the 19th of August, our undergraduate String Quartet of St George’s College was given the amazing opportunity to perform in the college’s annual Fundraising Dinner, an unforgettable evening of music-making, fine dining and excitement. To begin with, drinks were served in the picturesque quadrangle to set the mood for the night, and the hours to follow certainly did not disappoint...

Early Music Ensemble of St George's College Launch

Early Music Ensemble of St George's College Launch

After two months of bi-weekly rehearsals in the gorgeous interior, enviable acoustic and Arctic temperatures of the College’s Chapel, Sarah, Eliza, Kiseok and I were proud to present the launch of the Early Music Ensemble of St George’s College. The programme, carefully selected by ourselves and our esteemed mentor Paul Wright, consisted of works which we...

Early Music Ensemble of St George's College Launch - Recap

Early Music Ensemble of St George's College Launch - Recap

It is a rare occurrence for an audience to be treated to the authentic sound of Baroque music. This valuable opportunity was offered to those who attended the debut performance of the Early Music Ensemble of St George’s College, on Sunday July 3rd. The warm spotlights in the Dining Hall zeroed in on the four musicians who in turn drew the audience into...

Sarah Papadopoulos in Recital

Sarah Papadopoulos in Recital

To say that the day of my recital ran smoothly would not be correct in the slightest. But thankfully, the performance aspect of the day is the exception to this bizarre, rainy, problem-filled Tuesday. Waking up on Tuesday morning, I had the familiar feeling of butterflies in my stomach. Listening out for the usual morning time sounds of coffee and breakfast being made, reminded me that it...