Dunhurst’s first Platform Concert – it’s Strings and Vocals on Tuesday evening: with about 30 pieces, mainly performed by younger Dunhurstians, this is a landmark evening for Dunhurst music under new Director of Music, Ben Harlan’s leadership. Some 30 performers engage and entertain us with songs and strings: from Bernstein to Paganini. As Ben says at the end of the concert, enjoyment and character are very much to the fore. The encouragement to engage with that mightily difficult business of working for mastery over fingers, gut or larynx is a precious thing early in school – and much in evidence last night.
By Keith Budge, Headmaster, Bedales Schools