St Peter's School
The music department at St Peter's launched their first virtual concert on Tuesday 5 May.
The 6-2-7 concert series, inspired by the year of the school's foundation in 627AD, has been developed to showcase performances from pupils aged 13-18 at St Peter's School.
The first concert featured a series of solo and ensemble recordings with a wide variety of music performed from Bach to Billie Eillish. It also included two unique jazz compositions, created by pupils for GCSE and A-level, and an Aria which should have been performed at the school's annual concert in York Minster in March.
Some of the performances were recorded directly before the end of term whilst others have been sent to us by pupils from their homes across the world, including South Korea.
Mr Miles-Kingston, Director of Music at St Peter's School, said: 'I was delighted with the online streaming of our first 6-2-7 concert. We won't be able to perform as usual this term, so it is wonderful to be able to offer the pupils a platform to showcase their musical talents. Music has a unique way of bringing people together, and we hope that these concerts will offer joy and comfort to the St Peter's School community during this challenging time.'
Mr Walker, Head Master at St Peter's School, said: 'I enjoyed hugely listening the the concert live last evening and thank you to Mr Miles-Kingston and all those who took part. Music is such an important part of our life together at St Peter’s and seeing and hearing such an excellent variety of performances was both uplifting and created that crucial sense of togetherness. I am very much looking forward to the next concert on 19th May.'
The next concert will be streamed at 6pm on Tuesday 19 May on the School's YouTube channel. Sit back, relax and enjoy the music!