30th September 2020 — An Exeter School Sixth Former has been offered a place in the prestigious Rodolfus Foundation Choir.
Lower Sixth Former Ciara Morris is one of 300 members of the youth choir that performs a variety of events from evensong to BBC and Philharmonia orchestra concerts.
She auditioned for the choir by sending in a video of herself singing So In Love from Kiss Me Kate, accompanied by Mr Daldorph on the piano. She then took part in a virtual sight-reading test with the choir leader, Ralph Allwood MBE.
Ciara is currently studying English Literature, History, Music and Chemistry at A Level.
“When I leave school, I’d love to pursue a choral scholarship at university, which might open up options for a potential musical career,” said Ciara.
“I’ve loved the opportunities that the Exeter School music department has given me, namely, the vocal ensemble and belles canto choirs - among other chamber groups that I’m involved in. In particular, I would say that one of the highlights of last year’s music calendar for me was the choral society concert held in Exeter Cathedral, in which I sang a solo in ‘Rejoice in the Lamb’ by Benjamin Britten. Similarly, the school musical ‘Company’, in which I played Joanna, was an unforgettable experience.”
Director of Music Peter Tamblyn said: “We are very proud that Ciara has been offered a place in the prestigious Rodolfus Foundation Choir which has established itself firmly over a period of thirty years as one of the leading young choirs in the United Kingdom.”