ST JULIAN’S School music department, St Julian’s Strings, recently presented ‘Music for a Summer’s Evening’. A little under three years ago, the St Julian’s Strings Project was started, to introduce string playing to as many children in the school as possible.
David Higginbottom is the maestro behind Strings and his patience and perseverance is paying off. The quality of music played last week was far superior to the first two performances by Strings last year. The programme was a variety of works by the famous, with some light-hearted Scottish folk songs thrown in.
David Smith, headmaster of St Julian’s, gave great praise to everyone involved in the evening’s performance and we were told that, later in the year, it is hoped to incorporate brass and woodwind, so that the school can boast a “Symphony Orchestra”. He thanked Tim Lewis, who has given so much time to Strings and is leaving St Julian’s this year. With the final piece of music played, the Strings got what they deserved – a standing ovation from the audience. Bob Hughes