December 12th 2018
The Autumn Term is often incredibly busy for our talented Chamber Choir, Benesonantes, but this year has been busier than ever. As well as our usual Christmas events, there have been extra events in and around the local community. Not only that, but they even found time to record a CD!
Cobham Hall’s Chamber Choir have been performing their repertoire of Christmas Carols for the community this Christmas. They have shared festive cheer with residents at Cobham College Retirement Home, visitors to Queen Elizabeth Hall in London’s popular Southbank, and shoppers at nearby Bluewater, where they performed with Cobham Ladies Choir, raising over £300 for The Molly McLaren Foundation. They also joined with Cobham Ladies Choir for a Carol Service in the School’s Gilt Hall for over 170 members of the local community. “I had great pleasure listening to the exquisite sound coming from your pitch perfect choir. I was particularly impressed when the piano came later in the piece and the choir was spot on.”
They also found time to record their collection for a Christmas CD – ‘A Very Cobham Christmas’, which was on sale at the School Christmas Fair, and will be available when the girls tour Budapest at the end of term.
Head of Music Miss Clements commended the choir saying, “The girls worked tirelessly to prepare a wide variety of repertoire for all these events. The team-spirit between the girls is amazing and makes the time they spend together all the more fun, because they trust each other, and this enables them all to have confidence in concerts.
“People kindly thank the Music Department for working behind the scenes, but let’s face the reality: if the girls were not prepared to give the time and to do the hard work and didn’t enjoy themselves: there would be no event. It is down to them and their continuous open-mindedness, willingness and organisation that we can put on the events we do.
“I am, as always, immensely proud of them all, and hope the CD, ‘A Very Cobham Christmas’, will always bring the best of memories for them.”