We are honoured to be able to welcome one of our former students, Ms Claire Booth, when she returns to the school on Sunday 19 May 2013 to give a recital..
Claire was a finalist in the 2004 Kathleen Ferrier Competition and has been the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards on the way to establishing an international reputation as one of the most talented and versatile singers of her generation, both in opera and concert in repertoire ranging from the operas of Handel and Mozart to complex scores written in the 20th and 21stcenturies. Claire is currently performing with the Welsh National Opera and will be taking the role of Pakati in Wagner’s Dream in June at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff and the Birmingham Hippodrome.
Ryan Wigglesworth who, although still only in his early thirties, has rapidly established himself as one of the foremost composer-conductors of his generation. He was appointed Composer in Residence at English National Opera in 2012 and in Spring 2013 was named Cleveland Orchestra’s Daniel R Lewis Young Composer Fellow. The Orchestra gives the US premiere of his orchestral work, Sternenfall, in Spring 2014, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst.
The Recital will be the first public event to take place in Crampton Hall following its refurbishment, which was made possible by the donations received in response to our recent Appeal.
The Recital will include works by Debussy, Schumann, Mozart, Bach, Donizetti and Rossini
There is also an opportunity for spectators to enjoy/observe a Masterclass at 2.30pm, when Miss Booth will be working with some of our own students.
Foir tickets for either event, please contact the School Office on 015394 46164 firstname.lastname@example.org
Three of our four daughters have been boarders at the Senior School following our unexpected move to Hong Kong in 2012. One moved back to board at Windermere following two years in Hong Kong and our youngest can't wait to follow in her footsteps and return as an overseas boarder into Year 9. We cannot fault the standard of education and care which the girls have enjoyed throughout their Windermere journeys. In particular, we love the location - and the way in which the Lake District becomes part of the curriculum - and the international flavour of the Senior School.
Windermere School is such a unique community to be a part of. Not only is it based in a truly beautiful and inspiring national park, but the environment created by staff and students alike makes for an incredibly supportive, proactive, exciting and international place of learning in which everyone can thrive and be the best they can be.