Berkshire Music Trust delivers an unforgettable performance at St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle

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Berkshire Music Trust delivers an unforgettable performance at St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle

On Saturday the 16th of September the Berkshire Youth String Ensemble and Berkshire Youth Choir came together to put on a glittering concert at one of the most iconic venues in the United Kingdom, St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle. In association with the Windsor Festival, the concert included the winner from the String, Piano and Voice competitions that ran throughout the year and was the opening concert of the Windsor Festival 2023/24. The second half of the concert was a coming together of all forces for a performance of Bach’s mighty Watchet Auf and the concert culminated in the regal splendour of Handel’s Zadok the Priest.

Jonathan Burnett, Head of Strings and Student Pathways for Berkshire Music Trust said “This concert was the first in the most wonderful venue since Covid. Students from all areas of the county came together to put on this concert, which will live in the memory for a very long time to come. Huge thanks must go to the Windsor Festival and all the staff at Berkshire Music Trust for facilitating this most wonderful of concert opportunities.”


Sarah Jane Butler, Berkshire Music Trust Student said, “The venue was breathtaking, and I can’t express the amount of joy I felt at being able to sing alongside the orchestra and organ on the day.”


Christopher Hann, Artistic Director of Berkshire Youth Choir said “It was a real honour and privilege for the young singers and instrumentalists of Berkshire Youth Choir and Berkshire Youth String Ensemble to be back performing in the magnificent St George’s Chapel. The opening declaration of Zadok the priest in Handel’s Great Coronation anthem was truly spine tingling and something that I am sure none of our young musicians will ever forget!”

Berkshire Music Trust is truly proud of each one of their students and staff for being a part of this incredible concert and thanks Windsor Festival for helping to make this happen.

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