Cambridge Pre-U Music students enjoy Medea

18 sixth form students studying Cambridge Pre-U Music recently went to the London Coliseum to see the rarely performed French Baroque opera Medea by Charpentier. This story of Greek mythology was set in a more modern time leading up to the Second World War, with extravagant and comic chorus dance routines of soldiers and sailors in military and naval uniforms. This did not detract from an incredible performance from Sarah Connolly in the title role with a very strong supporting cast. Earlier in the day the students were treated to a tour of the London Coliseum given by the most entertaining guide who gave a totally spontaneous and comical history of the theatre, the home of the English National Opera for the past four decades. Read review of Bedales Spring Concert and view photos of rehearsals.


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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