|Serenade in the Cloisters|
King's Week Highlights 20088th August 2008
King's Week 2008 included the usual varied programme. The sun shone, too, which meant that the many outdoor events went ahead without any problems from the weather.
Dramatic highlights included The Passion in the Mint Yard. Tony Harrison's version of a medieval mystery play was something of a departure in style and subject matter, but proved a moving experience for those who participated as players and as mobile crowd. The Visit, in the same setting, was another piece with a moral: this time with an explicit twentieth century relevance. The junior plays were Arthur's Stone, Merlin's Fire in St Mary's Hall and The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other in the Condry's garden at 16 The Precincts.
Musical highlights included scenes from Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier and the Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp in the Saturday night Virtuosi concert and the final Gala Symphony Concert. Jazz appeared in several venues, with big band, small groups and soloists featuring. The Choirs sang in the Quire; Songs from the Shows wowed the Green Court Marquee, as did the Wind Band; and Carole King's Tapestry rocked St Alphege's.
Other events included a varied programme from KiDaCo (the King's Dance Company); tours of the School's literary treasures; an exhibition about Jocelyn Brooke, whose centenary falls this year; the Charity Fete at St Augustine's in aid of Canterbury Young Carers; and the art exhibition which drew spectators to Blackfriars.
The Week culminated with Commemoration Day's service, speeches and prize giving, and Leavers' Ball.
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