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Recitals in Croydon Minster

March 22, 2024

On Friday, 1 March, five of Croydon High’s outstanding musicians gave a recital performance at Croydon Minster. This was to a public audience of around 30 people in a fabulous setting for a concert. Eloane was the first to perform, giving an emotive performance of Fauré’s Élégie on cello, with excellent detail in the fiery middle section. Yuki performed next on piano. She gave a lovely rendition of Mozart’s Sonata No.15 in B flat, with some excellent articulation and a light yet confident touch. There was then a change of mood as Nayana sang ‘Fields of Gold’ by Sting. She had a lovely laidback style and enchanted the audience with her delicate performance. Milly then performed Smetana’s ‘Aus Der Heimat’ on violin. Once again, this was a beautiful, reflective performance, with Milly bringing out a large romantic tone from the instrument to interpret the composer’s love of his homeland. The concert was brought to a great climax by Sophia, who played Fauré’s Romance sans paroles on piano. The audience were transfixed by the beauty of the piece and the relaxed playing style.

I would like to congratulate all performers who wowed the audience, and I look forward to our next visit to the Minster on Friday 14 June.

Mr Suranyi
Director of Music