St Luke’s, a fitting setting for our musicians’ Spring Concert

To St Luke’s, Chelsea on Saturday evening, a fitting setting for our musicians‘ Spring Concert on Saturday evening. Director of Music, Nick Gleed’s young men and women give us a wonderful evening, with Schubert’s Symphony no VIII (1st movement), leading into a powerful range of sacred music – Holst’s Psalm 86, Monteverdi’s Beatus Vir and the wonderful culmination of three movements from Brahms’s German Requiem. James Thomas’s Bedales Barbershop Boys provide a spiritedly punchy middle section. Quite something to move the whole shabang to London, adapt to a different acoustic and produce a concert of this ambition and quality: bravo!

By Keith Budge, Headmaster, Bedales Schools


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.