Three Sixth Formers participated in a choral conducting
workshop with Mr. Neil Ferris, Associate Chorus Director of the London Symphony
Chorus and formerly Head of Choral Conducting at the Royal Welsh College of
Music and Drama, on Wednesday 16 September. 

Jim Cooper, Bryan Ng and Harry Guthrie all prepared a short
piece which they then conducted with a small group of singers from Bedford
School and Bedford Girls’ School.  Mr Ferris’ advice was extremely helpful
and the boys were very receptive to it; it was fascinating to hear the effect
on the sound of different gestures.  It’s great to see boys interested in
this kind of ensemble leadership role at an early age!

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