Camerata return from their tour of European cities

  • Camerata return from their tour of European cities

For the students in Camerata, the beginning of the summer holidays was spent touring around Prague, Bratislava and Vienna.

The choir performed six times in eight days, including two Masses, three hour-long concerts and a performance in the highly prestigious St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, where composers such as Haydn and Mozart worked and performed.

The programme had a huge range of choral compositions, including pieces by Parry, Rachmaninov, Lotti and even compositions written by two of Camerata’s upper sixth students, Isabelle Barber and Elenice Andrews. The stunning venues, each with their own unique design, meant that Camerata had to adapt to each acoustic, both in short rehearsals before the performances and during the concerts themselves. Camerata consistently met this challenge, and could successfully showcase the unity they are best known for each and every time, making the trip incredibly gratifying for all. No performance went under appreciated, with Camerata even receiving standing ovations at many of their concerts. The progress Camerata made throughout the trip made each performance more special than the last and each student was able to directly experience the reward of their hard work and commitment.