Tippett Quartet Workshops

The Tippett Quartet gave three workshops in the recital hall today. Pre Prep, Lower Junior School, the East Kent Children’s Orchestra and Senior Strings were involved and the last two ensembles were joined by pupils from Lorenden Prep, Ethelbert Road Primary School in Faversham, Simon Langton Boys’ School and Dover Grammar School for Boys.

The first session involved St Edmund’s Pre Prep and Lower Junior School where the pupils were actively engaged in listening, singing and clapping activities incorporating music from around the world. The second and third sessions brought together older pupils from local schools. They explored the skills involved in ensemble performance as they worked effectively together as a team, using different techniques and approaches when learning a piece from scratch. The afternoon session culminated in a performance of ‘Jig’ from the Saint Paul’s Suite by Holst.