Former choristers sing up for Faure concert

Local school enjoys recital reunion.

Solihull School Choir

More than 70 past pupils, parents and supporters joined in harmony for a stunning scratch performance of Faure’s Requiem at Solihull School.

They were supported by the School’s Chapel Choir, made up of 90 boys and girls aged seven to 18, a chamber orchestra including former pupils who are training or working as professional musicians, and former School Organist Peter Irving on the refurbished chapel organ.

The event was staged by Solihull School’s Former Choristers’ Association, launched in 2012 by CBSO Chorus Master Simon Halsey to reunite alumni who loved singing together when they were pupils.

Solihull School’s Choirmaster and Organist Oliver Walker led the memorable day which included rehearsals in the David Turnbull Music School and an evening performance in the School Chapel.

The singers also enjoyed a buffet lunch in the music school and afternoon tea and post-performance drinks in the school refectory.

Oliver Walker said: “Our second Former Choristers’ Day was a great success, with alumni from far and wide packing the School Chapel for a first-rate performance of a beautiful choral work.”