Anna Phillips, a Music Scholar in Year 13, has been awarded a scholarship to study Harp at the Royal Academy of Music in London from next academic year. She was also offered places by most of the other leading music conservatoires.
Anna had already gained ABRSM Grade 8 in Piano and Violin before joining the Sixth Form at Christ College and was delighted to gain the highest mark on record at the school of 142 for her Grade 8 Harp.
Anna is currently taught by Claire Jones (formerly Harpist to the Prince of Wales) and she has taken part in masterclasses given by famous international harpists such as Gabriella Dal’Ollio and Skaila Kanga.
On 9th March, Anna will join Claire Jones in a special concert in the Christ College Chapel as part of Claire’s new album tour. Further information here
Anna will also be touring the US with the Claire Jones Harp Ensemble and the American Youth Harp Ensemble.
Our Boarding Houses really got stuck into the #CaptainTom100 challenge last Friday. Captain Tom 100 celebrates the amazing achievements of Captain Tom Moore ,who raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS Covid-19 appeal. Launched to coincide with what would have been his 101st Birthday,…Read on
St Nicholas House pupils and Years 7/8/9 ‘bubbles’ enjoyed fun packed activity camps over the Easter holidays. There was Stand Up Paddle Boarding and canoeing taking place on the nearby Brecon canal, tennis on our outdoor courts, indoor cricket, hockey on the all weather pitch…Read on
There was plenty of talent on display at today’s Eisteddfod. The event opened with ‘Hen Wlad fy Nhadau’ where all pupils stood and listened intently. The recitation team winners each performed their English and Welsh pieces whilst musicians Helisent, Shan Shan ,Izzy and Freya all…Read on
Christ College Music Department are proud to present a collection of performances and recollections from an illustrious group of Old Breconians for whom music has played a significant part in their lives. Many have gone on to have careers in the music industry as performers,…Read on
We were delighted to have William Osbourne, a professional animator, running a digital workshop with our Year 9 this week. The pupils got an insight into stop motion techniques as well as an opportunity to see some of William’s work . They were also able…Read on