Education Service News

Harmonious Sounds at St Benedict’s School

The widely acclaimed professional a capella group, Voces8, visited St Benedict’s Ealing on 14th March, to work with the school’s choirs, Ealing Abbey choristers and pupils from local primary schools. The day culminated with an uplifting concert showcasing what pupils had learned.


Voces8 began the concert with music by Byrd and Rachmaninov before the youngest singers took to the stage to perform American and British folk songs, dazzling the audience with their enthusiastic singing in two and three parts. The St Benedict’s Consort Choir then joined Voces8 to sing Stanford’s Beati quorum via and Evening Prayer by the contemporary Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, with the Ealing Abbey choristers singing his setting of Ubi caritas and Parson’s Ave Maria. The children’s delight at what they had achieved was clear for all to see.


St Benedict’s Headmaster Andrew Johnson said: ‘It was a great privilege to have Voces8 with us. Their perfectly blended voices, expressive and committed singing, as well as a sense of fun, was hugely inspiring for everyone.’


Participating schools included Christ the Saviour Primary Ealing, Little Ealing Primary, Mount Carmel Primary Ealing, North Ealing Primary, St Gregory’s Primary Ealing and St Benedict’s Junior and Senior Schools

Your thoughts
  • (Not published)
more stories
  • A proud moment for St Gregory’s

    St Gregory’s Catholic Science College, Harrow has been shortlisted for the 2018 Sustainable Schools TES Award in recognition of their achievement in encouraging a new generation of sustainability champions. One of the few secondary schools in...

  • John Henry Newman student wins Public Speaking Challenge

    The Catenian Association Sixth form Catholic Schools Public Speaking 2018 Challenge, Province 14 regional final was won by Hannah Meek from John Henry Newman, Stevenage, who spoke on the ‘Power of Words’. Head Teacher Clive Mathew said ‘We a...

  • Sport Relief at Our Lady’s High School

    On Friday 23rd March, 2018 Our Lady’s High School, Hackney organised a host of events to raise money and awareness for Sport Relief. This included, a non-uniform day where students were encouraged to wear red or sports clothes. At breaktime ther...

  • Science week at St Anthony’s

    wdd

  • Sporting Success in Sri Lanka

    Students from St Benedict’s School, Ealing spent an inspiring April afternoon visiting the Foundation of Goodness in Seenigama near Hikkaduwa, in Sri Lanka. The charity, which is supported by the MCC foundation: the charitable arm of Marylebone...

  • Notre Dame brings home London Catholic Cup

    Notre Dame University, won the London Catholic Cup on Tuesday 17th April, after a fiercely fought basketball match against St Mary’s University, Twickenham. This is the fourth contest between the two institutions, which takes place on a termly b...