Sir William Borlase's Grammar School

Mr Robson's Advent Concert

Mr Robson's annual concert marks the beginning of the festive period at Borlase 

Tuesday 7th of December marked the beginning of the festive period at Borlase, with Mr Robson’s annual Advent Concert. Musicians and vocalists aged 11-18 gathered together to recite works composed by Handel, Bach, Quantz and more, with the brilliant acoustic of the Wethered Room. Several teachers also participated with readings - from ‘The Wind in the Willows’ to Anne Brontë’s poem ‘Music on Christmas Morning’ - which helped form an eclectic, festive programme in celebration of Baroque music and the start of advent. Despite ongoing COVID restrictions, the performance was live streamed for families to watch at home. This is thanks to the amazing work of the Borlase Tech team, led by Miss Chislett. The concert has been made available on the Borlase Youtube Channel, for those who were unable to watch the performance at the time (or would like to see it again!) Special thanks to Mr Robson, who put together a wonderful programme which gave students the opportunity to perform Christmas music to a live virtual audience. Onwards to the Carol Services!

Ella Thornton-Wood, Year 13