Just before Easter, we travelled to Kent to record the motet choir of Tonbridge Grammar School. The venue was St Martin’s Church in Brasted for our recording with the Motet Choir directed by Deputy Head Mr Adrian Pitts.
On arrival in Brasted it was pouring with rain, which is never ideal, but luckily we were met by the vicar and parking was fairly near the main entrance to the church. With an extra pair of hands it didn’t take long to get everything into the church. We then started to set up. This recording required the full kit including playback through speakers plus multiple pairs of headphones.
As well as recording the choir we also had the pleasure of recording the 1992 Walker Organ in the church. This meant careful placement of the choir to get the right balance.
The motet choir arrived around 9.30am and we recorded until mid afternoon, capturing 8 songs for their forthcoming album. Some are with organ and some with piano as well as an A Capella number. The album is currently in production and should be available after the Easter break.
Tonbridge Grammar School
TGS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Through blending the best of a traditional curriculum with the principles and ethos of the IB Organisation, their students have opportunities to learn in breadth and depth in order to develop as well-balanced individuals. They become active learners and are encouraged to be passionate about making a difference in the world.
TGS is a high achieving selective grammar school with academy status, educating girls between the ages of 11 and 16 and girls and boys in the Sixth Form. The School prepares students for GCSEs, IGCSEs and the International Baccalaureate. In addition to an extensive curricular timetable, the students take part in an extensive range of extracurricular activities, one of which was the recording for the motet choir.
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