The Choir invited pupils from Castle Special School for a ‘Relaxed’ concert in the Sidney Chapel. The concert was aimed at bringing choral music to those who might not otherwise be able to access it in a relaxed setting.

Castle School is larger than the average area special school, and was created from five Cambridgeshire special schools in 2006. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs, mostly for autistic spectrum disorder or speech, language and communication needs. 

The Choir performed a variety of works by composers Eric Whitacre, Thomas Tallis, Ola Gjeilo, and Balfour Gardiner, conducted by the Director of Music, Dr David Skinner. The pupils enjoyed listening to Sidney’s magnificent Flentrop organ played by the Junior Organ Scholar, Hugh Rowlands.

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