It is our great pleasure every two years to take a group of pupils to perform in the beautiful Music Room at Champs Hill, near Pulborough in Sussex. As our host, David Bowerman, pointed out to the capacity audience in his introduction, many of the School's alumni have performed at Champs Hill at the start of their careers and he delights in saying how he and his wife Mary spotted a young Nigel Kennedy as a potential star of the future!
This year's audience was as enthusiastic and appreciative as ever and gave the warmest of receptions to the performers: pianists Damir Durmanovic, Ursula Perks, Alex Mladenova and Leyla Cemiloglu, cellists Misha Favis and Selina Buser, and violinists Cosima Soulez Larivière and Jeff Wu.
David and Mary were as generous as ever with their hospitality and the students were splendidly fed and watered both before and after the concert. Many thanks indeed to them both and indeed to the Bowerman Trust for their generous donation to the School.