Shrewsbury School

Shrewsbury’s Senior Saxophone Quartet perform at the Leeds International Music Festival

Thursday 9 October 2014

Shrewsbury’s Senior Saxophone Quartet performed to a capacity audience in the prestigious Leeds International Concert Series on Wednesday 8th October.

They were awarded this wonderful opportunity after being named Chamber Champions as part of last year’s Pro Corda Chamber Music Festival.

Henry Newbould (Ch IV), Alexander Bird (S UVI), Ben Sansom (PH LVI) and Cecily Price (EDH UVI) were joined in Leeds by Henry Kennedy, part of the Senior Sax Quartet last year, who left Shrewsbury in July and is now studying at the Royal Academy of Music.

Their lunchtime concert was given in The Venue at Leeds College of Music in front of a full concert hall, where they performed alongside a Trombone Quartet from Nottingham High School and Pro Corda Leverhulme Fellow Alice Pinto.

The Senior Saxophone Quartet rounded off the concert in great style with a diverse programme: Prelude from Le Tombeau de Couperin by Ravel, arranged by the Saxophonist Christopher Enzel, followed by Tango composed by Karen Street, and finishing with An American in Paris by Gershwin arranged by Nigel Wood.

Their performance was professional and hugely enjoyable and they all demonstrated a flair for playing and performing for such a high profile concert.

Henry Newbould described it as "a memorable day that tested our professionalism and composure".

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